Apple still dominates the wearables market in the first quarter of 2020


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In the first quarter of 2020, 72.6 million wearable electronic devices were shipped in the world. This is 29.7% more than in the first quarter of last year. Such data are present in the new report of IDC analysts.

IDC analysts have noted uneven growth by category. Thus, the supply of fitness bracelets increased by only 16.2%, while in the segment of smart headphones the supply increased by 68.3%, making this segment the largest – by the end of the quarter it was 54.9%.

Apple still dominates the wearables market in the first quarter of 2020

The market leader is Apple, which was able to increase supplies from 13.3 million devices to 21.2 million devices, as a result of which its share increased from 23.7% to 29.3%.

In second place is Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer increased its supply from 6.5 million devices to 10.1 million devices, which led to an increase in its share from 11.6% to 14.0%.

The third-place belongs to Samsung. It increased deliveries from 5.0 million units to 8.6 million units. As a result, the share of the South Korean company increased from 9.0% to 11.9%.

The following is Huawei. Over the year, it increased supplies from 5.0 million units to 8.1 million units, which led to an increase in its share from 8.9% to 11.1%.

Fitbit was the only company in the top five to cut shipments. Deliveries decreased from 2.9 million units to 2.2 million units. As a result, Fitbit’s share decreased from 5.2% to 3.0%.

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Apple Watch 6

It is worth mentioning that Apple is preparing to launch the sixth generation of its smartwatch. The new generation of the Apple Watch will focus on mental health functions. According to Jon Prosser, the Apple Watch 6 will use high-precision sensors to realize the detection function of mental health, such as panic attacks.

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Panic attacks are also called acute anxiety attacks. The patient suddenly experienced strong discomfort, which may be chest tightness, breathlessness, palpitations, sweating, stomach upset, tremors, numbness of hands and feet, dying feeling, craving or loss of control.

There can be no obvious cause or special circumstances. There are also people who feel it in special situations such as crowds, shops, and public vehicles. The latter is called agoraphobia with panic attacks.

According to previous news, the Apple Watch 6 is should also add blood oxygen detection function. Blood oxygen is an important indicator. So a drop in the body’s blood oxygen level may indicate severe breathing or heart problems that require immediate medical attention.

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