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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...

Wearable shipments tripled in Q2: IDC

Media | 08/27/2015 1:41 pm EDT

Technology research company International Data Corp. said said in a press release Thursday that the global market for wearables grew 223.2 per cent in this year's second quarter with 18.1 million units shipped, up from 5.6 million units shipped in the same period the previous year. IDC said in the release that Fitbit Inc., the fitness tracker, was seen as the top wearable in the market, shipping 4.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015. The release also noted that Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch has already made an impact in the short amount of time since its recent release in...

Wearables market to grow 173.3% this year: IDC

Media | 06/18/2015 1:43 pm EDT

International Data Corp. predicted Thursday that the global wearable market will grow 173.3 per cent this year. The technology research company said in a press release that 72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped this year,...