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Fitbit continues to dominate the wearable market

Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch
Fitbit Blaze
While total shipments of basic wearables in Q1 increased 67 percent, Fitbit remains the leader of the market.
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Although the PC market is not doing great and smartphone shipments are expected to go down in the not-so-distant future, wearable devices are doing great. According to the latest data coming from American market research and analysis firm IDC, Fitbit remains the leader of this market, although its market share has decreased.

Compared to the same period of 2015, the basic wearables market increased 67 percent in Q1, reaching 19.7 million units. Fitbit recorded a solid growth of 25.4 percent, but its market share dropped from 38.7 percent to 29.4 percent. The company managed to ship 4.8 million units during the quarter, up from 3.8 million in the same period of 2015. The next four names in the top five are Xiaomi, Garmin, XTC, and Lifesense. However, only Xiaomi managed to ship more than 1 million units in Q1 2016 - 3.7 million, in fact - a market share of 22.8 percent.

In the smartwatch area of the market, Apple dominates with 1.5 million units shipped - an impressive 46 percent market share. The second and third places belong to Samsung and Motorola, with Huawei and Garmin closing the top five. 

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5436 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-17 (Update: 2016-05-17)