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Apple Watch topples Fitbit in Q1 sales strike 3.5 million


APPLE HAS BEEN CROWNED a world’s series one smartwatch vendor, notwithstanding conjecture that sales were tanking.

According to new investigate from Strategy Analytics, Apple sole 3.5 million smartwatches in a initial entertain of 2017. That’s adult from a 2.2 million in a year-ago quarter, and sees a organisation bagging 15.9 per cent of a tellurian market.

Neil Mawston, executive executive during Strategy Analytics, said: “Apple shipped 3.5 million wearables worldwide in Q1 2017, rising 59 percent annually from 2.2 million units in Q1 2016.

“Apple prisoner 16 percent tellurian marketshare and overtook Fitbit to turn a world’s largest wearables vendor. The new Apple Watch Series 2 is offered comparatively good in a US, UK and elsewhere, due to extended styling, complete selling and a good sell presence.”

The investigate comes usually days after it was suggested that big-name firms, including Amazon, eBay and Google, had motionless to bin their Apple Watch apps, fuelling conjecture that sales of a Apple wearable had plummeted. 

Apple discharged speak of tanking sales during a second entertain gain progressing this week, after it was suggested that Apple’s supposed “other products”, a lazily-named difficulty that includes a Apple Watch and Apple TV, soar revenues burst 31 per cent year-on-year.


Naturally, a organisation didn’t contend how many watches it shifted during a 3 month period, though Tim Cook boasted that sales have doubled year on year.

Strategy Analytics’ investigate reveals that Apple isn’t a usually organisation saying success in a wearables market. Chinese organisation Xiaomi fell usually bashful of Apple with 3.4 million sole during Q1 2017, claiming 15 per cent of a market.

Fitbit, however, saw a sales tumble from 4.5 million in 2016 to 2.9 million in Q1 2017, 

Cliff Raskind, executive during Strategy Analytics said: “Fitbit has mislaid a wearables care to Apple, due to negligence direct for a aptness bands and a late entrance to a rising smartwatch market.

“Fitbit’s shipments, revenue, pricing and distinction are all timorous during a impulse and a association has a vital quarrel on a hands to redeem this year.”

“Other” firms, that includes a likes of Huawei, Motorola and Samsung, sole 12.2 million wearables during a initial quarter. µ

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