Analysts: Xiaomi tops Q2 smart wearable shipments, Apple is in third

August 14th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The smart wearables market has been growing at a leisurely pace – it rose 8% year on year for a total of 21.6 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2017, both Canalys and Strategy Analyitcs claim.

Xiaomi beat out the competition to claim the top spot for the first time with 3.5-3.7 million units (Canalys) shipped. Fitbit experienced a significant 34% year-on-year slump to 3.3-3.4 million (SA) units. Fitbit’s market share fell nearly in half.

Apple, which held close to 50% of the market in 2016, is in third position with 2.7-2.8 million units shipped. Of course, Apple is focused…

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