IDC: smart wearable market slows, Apple Watch widens lead
Jun 05, 2018
It was a slow quarter for wearables - IDC's latest report shows that the segment grew only 1.2%, reaching a total of 25.1 million units. Higher-priced smart wearables from Apple, Fitbit and fashion brands did show promise, however.
Apple Watch shipments grew 13.5% year over year as the cellular version of the watch expanded to new markets and carriers took to it with enthusiasm.
Xiaomi is in second in terms of market share, but it took in only 1.8% of the money - it has the lowest average selling price of the Top 5 brands.
The Versa enjoyed some success and helped Fitbit maintain its...
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