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.
Codrut Nistor,

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, 2016-05-17 (Update: 2016-05-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.