As per IDC data, shipments of wearable devices in the first quarter of this year shows growth for some companies. Apple’s reign continues however, Xiaomi and Huawei have increased their catch-up momentum. Statistics show that Huawei’s shipments in this quarter went up by 282.2% year-on-year. In contrast, Apple’s year-on-year growth rate is only 49.5%.
Wearable Device rivalry
Currently, Apple has the most (26%) market share. Xiaomi and Huawei follow with 13% and 10% market shares respectively. In addition, Samsung has a 9% market share, with a year-on-year growth rate of 152%. Furthermore, Fitbit has a 6% market share, a year-on-year growth rate of 36%. The first quarter sales show total shipments of wearable devices were about 50 million. Out of which 12.8 million came from Apple, 6.6 million came from Xiaomi, 5 million from Huawei. Likewise, 4.3 million came from Samsung, 2.9 million from Fitbit, and 18 million from other brands.
Since the United State government added Huawei Technology to its entity list, it has been one bad news or another for Huawei. A couple of companies and associations have withdrawn their association from Huawei as a result of the ban. The likes of AMD, ARM, Google, Intel, Qualcomm, etc. have suspended cooperation with Huawei. Associations like Wi-Fi Alliance, JEDEC (Solid State Technology Association), SDA (SD Association) and PCIe standard also canceled Huawei’s membership. Although, these associations recalled the company after a few days.