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Wearable market spearheaded by Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei in 2018

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The smart wearable market's growth in 2018 has been fostered by Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei most especially in Q4.
Wearable market spearheaded by Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei in 2018
Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei topped the wearable shipments in 2018

Wearable market at its peak in 2018!

Apple still sits on the leading position with 26.8 percent share in the whole wearable market.  Meanwhile Xiaomi and Huawei has a total of 13.5 percent and 6.6 percent 2018 market share, respectively. 

IDC included the ear-worn wearable devices that ushered in Apple Airpods and Google Pixel Buds into the list.
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4

Apple have shipped a total of 46.2 million smart wearables in 2018 compared to its 33.1 million in 2017. Xiaomi posted a 45 percent growth in its shipment compared with the previous year. While a whopping 147 percent growth was seen on Huawei's shipment from its 4.6 million wearable shipment in 2017 to its 11.3 million 2018 shipment.

There are a total of 37 million more wearables shipment made in 2018 by these manufacturers than what they did in 2017.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Xiaomi Mi Band 3

Out of the 16.2 million Apple wearable devices shipped were Apple Watches leaving the rest of the count to the Airpods and Beats headphones.
Top 5 wearable companies according to IDC (part 1)
Top 5 wearable companies according to IDC (part 1)
Top 5 wearable companies according to IDC (part 2)
Top 5 wearable companies according to IDC (part 2)

Xiaomi's been firm in the second place. Huawei managed to edge out Samsung due to its new products like the Watch GT and FreeBuds 2 Pro and the fact that many of the Huawei and Honor smartphones were bundled with wearables.

Fitbit places fourth with a total of 13.8 million shipments in 2018 which have shown a decline over its higher 15.4 million shipments in 2017.

Samsung's wearable shipments have also grown to 105 percent or a total of 4 million shipments than its 2 million in the 14 of 2017. 

Source: GSMArena
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