Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining

Fitbit has long been the king of wearables and an IDC report released today says James Park and Co. still wear the crown. But Xiaomi is quickly gaining power. A lot of power.

Fitbit managed to ship 21 million devices in 2015, up 93.2% over 2014’s amount of 10.9 million units. That said, even by shipping nearly twice as many units, Fitbit still lost marketshare. Over the same time period were Fitbit grew almost a 100%, Xiaomi managed to exploded by nearly 1,000%.

In 2015 Xiaomi shipped 12 million wearable units, according to IDC. That earned the company a 15.4% marketshare, second only to Fitbit with Apple, Garmin and Samsung trailing behind them. The previous year, in 2014, Xiaomi only shipped 1.1 million units and had just 4% of the worldwide marketshare.

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