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Wearables shipments jump 35% to 25 mln units in Q3

Thursday 3 December 2020 | 09:06 CET | News
The global wearables market grew 35.1 percent year over year during Q3 with total shipments reaching 125 million units, according to data from IDC. The surge was driven by seasonality, new product launches, and the global pandemic. New products from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and others helped renew interest in popular categories such as smartwatches and hearables. Meanwhile, consumer spend on electronics also increased during recent months as spending on travel, dining out, and other leisure activities decreased. This shift in spending was another catalyst for the wearables market. 

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Companies: Apple / Fitbit / Google / Huawei / Samsung / Xiaomi
Countries: World
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