Smartwatch shipments collapse in Q3 2016

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All is not well for the global smartwatch market. Year-over-year shipment figures dipped for the first time in the second quarter of the year. Things did not improve in Q3 as International Data Corporation (IDC) reported yesterday that the market experienced a “round of growing pains” with another year-over-year decline in shipment volumes. Volumes dropped 51.6% from a total of 5.6 million […]

IDC: Worldwide smartwatch shipments decline for first time

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While analysts continue to predict a rosy future for wearables, the road there will not be without its bumps. International Data Corporation (IDC) today reported that the worldwide smartwatch shipments recorded their first ever year-over-year decline in the second quarter of the year. Data from its latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker indicates that shipments dropped 32% from 5.1 million units in Q2 2015 […]

IDC: Smart eyewear and clothing to account for 15% of wearables shipments by 2020

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IDC‘s latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker reconfirms the market research firm’s prediction that global wearables shipments will continue to grow at a strong clip over the next few years. It predicts that they will hit 213.6 million units in 2020. Smartwatches and smarter watches (traditional watches offering some connected capabilities) will dominate the market but smart eyewear and clothing are expected to […]

Fitbit continues to dominate wearables market in Q1 2016

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Fitbit kicked off 2016 much as it finished 2015: At the top of the wearables market. It remained the top manufacturer in the wearables market in Q1 2016 as overall shipment volumes reached 19.7 million units, a 67.2% jumped from the 11.8 million units shipped in same quarter a year ago. While volumes grew as expected, the top five manufacturers list […]

Fitbit continues to dominate wearables market in Q4 2015

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Predictions that Apple would leap ahead of Fitbit on the strength of Apple Watch sales proved inaccurate as Fitbit remained the “undisputed worldwide leader of wearable devices” in Q4 2015 according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. After shipping 4.7 million devices in the previous quarter, Fitbit shipped a further 8.1 million wearables in Q4 to bring […]

IDC: Global wearable shipments to top 200 million in 2019

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2015 was a banner year for wearables. Shipments jumped from the previous year as consumers flocked to strap on smartwatches like the Apple Watch and fitness trackers from Fitbit. International Data Corporation (IDC) now expects that 80 million wearables will ship before the end of the year. The next few years promise to show equally strong growth with global wearable shipments to top […]

Fitbit retains wearables lead in Q3 2015 as wearable shipments hit new record

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Wearable shipments have been on a tear in 2015 and Q3 proved to be no exception. In its latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, IDC reports that wearable shipments reached the 21 million unit mark. This is nearly three times more than the 7.1 million units shipped back in Q3 2014. “The early stages of the wearables market have led to […]

1.4 million wearables to ship in Canada in 2015

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Wearable shipments continue to show strong growth and Canada is no exception to this global trend. International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada expects that wearable shipments will 1.4 million units in Canada by the end of the year (and 76.1 million across the world). This includes both smart wearables and basic wearables, the difference between the two being that smart ones can run […]