Fitbit dominates health and fitness wearables (but look out for the Apple Watch 2)

Fitbit dominates health and fitness wearables (but look out for the Apple Watch 2)

Fitbit dominated the “basic band” sector of the wearables market in the second quarter 2016, with 3.7 million shipments, according to Canalys. Total shipments of basic bands, which are mainly health and fitness trackers, exceeded nine million units, adds the research group.

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IDC: Apple has 7.5% of the worldwide wearables market share

IDC: Apple has 7.5% of the worldwide wearables market share

A combination of device releases, price reductions, and company rationalizations marked the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) in the worldwide wearables market. According to data from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, total shipment volumes reached 19.7 million units in 1Q16, an increase of 67.2% from the 11.8 million units shipped in 1Q15.

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