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Wearable shipments up almost 200% in Q3: IDC

Media | 12/03/2015 4:08 pm EST

Worldwide wearable shipments rose 197.6 per cent with 21 million units shipped in the third quarter this year, up from 7.1 million units in the same period a year earlier, according to a new report released Thursday by International Data Corp. IDC said in the press release that Chinese vendors are seeing high demand growth because of reasonably priced wearable devices that include better features, and added that companies like Xiaomi Corp. — the third most popular brand shipping 3.7 million units — and BBK Electronics Co. Ltd.’s subsidiary XTC — which beat Samsung...