According to a fresh research report from Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi is now the world’s largest wearables vendor, beating competition from Fitbit and Apple as well.
According to the report, Xiaomi has managed to sell 3.7 million units of its wearable devices in the second quarter, raking in 17.1 percent market share, making it the largest wearables vendor for the first time. Apple is on the third spot, with 13 percent market share and 2.8 million Apple Watch variants units shipped in the second quarter. Even though it’s taking the third space, Apple has showed great progress year on year, with its last year second quarter numbers at 9 percent market share and 1.8 million shipped units.
In any case, Xiaomi has had no such issues in converting sales numbers for its wearables line – mainly the Mi Band fitness band series.
The latest offering from Xiaomi is the Mi Band 2 (Review) launched in June last year, with it arriving in India in September last year for Rs. 1,999. The big difference from the predecessor was an OLED display and the introduction of a heart rate sensor.