What you need to know
- Apple led the wearables market in Q3 2020.
- The overall market grew 35.1% year over year.
Reported by analytics firm IDC, the global wearables market grew 35.1% year over year during the third quarter of 2020. According to the report seasonality, new product launches, and the pandemic drove shipments of over 125 million units.
Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC Mobile Device Trackers, says that a desire for outdoor activity after lockdowns and a broader range of price points for devices led to the growth.
Ramon T. Llamas, research director of Mobile Devices and AR/VR, says that the growth of wearables is happening in both emerging and developed markets that point to continued growth across the globe.
Xiaomi came in second, Huawei ranked third, and Samsung grew to fourth place.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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