A report by market researchers states that Xiaomi overtook Apple in the smartwatch market in the second quarter, albeit by a small margin. As a result, Xiaomi was in first place, Apple in second, followed by Huawei and Fitbit, and Samsung rounded out the top five.

  1. How much have you sold?
  2. What did you think?

How much have you sold?

According to the report, Xiaomi shipped 8 million wearable devices in the second quarter against Apple’s 7.9 million. Time clearly plays a role here: Canalys noted that Xiaomi launched the new model during the quarter, and Apple Watch fans expect the Series 7 to be released only later this month.

What did you think?

In addition, Canalys separates so-called «basic devices» such as low-cost Fitbit and Xiaomi models from more sophisticated smartwatches. Apple continues to lead the latter market with a 31.1% market share — no other brand even comes close.

All other players have single-digit shares, starting with second place Huawei — 9% and ending with Xiaomi — 5.7%.

Source: canalis