Fitbit shipments up 36% in Q2, smartwatches struggle - study

Wednesday 3 August 2016 | 15:11 CET | News
Basic band shipments exceeded 9 million units in the second quarter, with Fitbit continuing to dominate the market with 3.7 million sales, up 36 percent year on year, according to a study by Canalys. Xiaomi came in second place, with sales of its affordable Mi Band hitting nearly 3 million, followed by Garmin with sales of over 700,000 units. In contrast to the strong sales of the basic bands market, the second quarter saw a lull in smartwatch sales, said Canalys, although Apple is set to triple shipments in the second half of the year when the new Apple Watch and an improved app ecosystem

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Garmin / Xiaomi
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Verizon takes pre-orders for Fitbit Charge 2, Flex 2

Published 31 Aug 2016 11:59 CET | United States
Verizon started accepting pre-orders for the Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness wristbands. The two gadgets are available for ...

Fitbit launches new wristbands, 'Adventures' challenges

Published 29 Aug 2016 16:37 CET | World
Fitbit released two new fitness wristbands, namely Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2, a new series of personal, non-competitive ...

Garmin adds fenix Chronos smartwatches to product line-up

Published 29 Aug 2016 14:38 CET | World
Garmin International announced fenix Chronos, a collection of timepieces aimed at sportsmen and adventurers. Three high-end ...

Smartwatch sales down 32% in Q2 on sharp fall at Apple

Published 22 Jul 2016 10:58 CET | World
The worldwide smartwatch market saw a year-over-year decline of 32 percent in the second quarter, led by lower sales at Apple, ...

Apple Watch ships 12 mln units in 2015, two-thirds of market

Published 08 Feb 2016 08:44 CET | World
The Apple Watch accounted for two-thirds of all smartwatch shipments in 2015, shifting a total of over 12 million units, ...

Apple leads smartwatch market, shipping 7 mln since launch

Published 05 Nov 2015 09:29 CET | World
Apple has shipped nearly 7 million smartwatches since it launched, a number passing the combined shipment of all other vendors ...

Apple ships 4.2 mln smartwatches in Q2 - Canalys

Published 21 Jul 2015 13:12 CET | World
Apple shipped 4.2 million smart watches in the second quarter, and became the top vendor of wearable bands worldwide, the latest ...