The wearables market takes off, with Apple still in the lead

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Wearables shipments topped 104 million units worldwide in the first quarter of 2021, according to figures from IDC. That represents a 34.4% increase on Q1 2020.

With its range of Apple Watch and AirPods products, the Cupertino tech giant continues to rule over the wearables market with 30.1 million unit shipments and a market share of 28.8% in Q1 2021. Next comes Samsung (11.8M, 11.3%), followed by Xiaomi (10.2M, 9.7%) and Huawei (8.6M, 8.2%). In fifth place comes the India-based consumer electronics brand BoAt (3M, 2.9%).

Shipments of wearables topped 444 million units in 2020, setting a new record. IDC forecasts that the wearables market should continue to grow, achieving total shipments of over 630 million units in 2024.

David Bénard

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