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IDC Estimates Apple Watch Sales Totaled 3.6 Million in Second Quarter

The latest data from market research firm IDC estimates Apple Watch sales totaled 3.6 million worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, making it the second most popular wearable device during the three-month period ending June 30. Apple was within striking distance of market leader Fitbit, which sold an estimated 4.4 million fitness trackers in the second quarter.

Fitbit Apple Watch
IDC estimates that Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi trailed in third place with 3.1 million wearables shipped in the quarter, representing 17.1% market share. Garmin and Samsung rounded off the top five with 700,000 (3.9%) and 600,000 (3.3%) wearables shipped respectively, while all other vendors accounted for a combined 5.7 million shipments and 31.5% market share.

IDC Q2 2015 Apple Watch
Last month, Strategy Analytics estimated 4 million Apple Watch sales in the second quarter, so IDC's estimate is within close range. Apple has not disclosed Apple Watch sales numbers since it launched in April, instead grouping the wrist-worn device with iPod, Apple TV and Beats Electronics accessories under an "Other Products" category in quarterly earnings reports.

Apple CEO Tim Cook vaguely mentioned that Apple Watch sales have "exceeded expectations" during an earnings call last month.

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Tags: Samsung, IDC, Fitbit, Xiaomi
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10 months ago

Shouldn't this yield about 80 posts along the lines of Fitbit being "a piece of junk" and all variants of that one? Maybe about 25 posts revolving around some Apple Watch-only feature(s) being spun as if it is massively important? 10-20 posts should spin fault-finding with the analysis itself. And 5-10 posts should spin "...but which wearable is the most profitable?" and similar. ;)


No, but it will have 200 posts bashing Apple for one reason or another.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
Oh Samsung, still hanging in there despite the obvious evidence that nobody likes you.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago
If the Apple Watch had a GPS I would have bought one over a fitbit. I was sold on the Apple Watch until I read that I'd still need to lug my phone around if I wanted to track my runs with a GPS.

It would be amazing to have a watch that monitored my heart rate, held about 50 songs for a running playlist, and had GPS tracking. Hopefully Apple adds a GPS with the Apple Watch 2.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

Shouldn't this yield about 80 posts along the lines of Fitbit being "a piece of junk" and all variants of that one? Maybe about 25 posts revolving around some Apple Watch-only feature(s) being spun as if it is massively important? 10-20 posts should spin fault-finding with the analysis itself. And 5-10 posts should spin "...but which wearable is the most profitable?" and similar. ;)


Why would anyone on this forum find fault with Fitbit? They're fine fitness tracking wearables at an affordable price. People here don't automatically hate things that aren't made by Apple.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
And IDC is getting these numbers from where exactly? Let's not forget several years ago IDC predicted Windows Phone would overtake iOS in smartphone market share by 2015/2016. Does anyone ever audit IDC's estimates to see how accurate they were?
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago
Maybe it is my area, but I have only seen two Apple Watches in the wild, mine and a colleague's.
If you count my dentist that mentioned he just ordered one, that would be three...

Maybe I should travel to SF
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

Oh Samsung, still hanging in there despite the obvious evidence that nobody likes you.

One of my friends got a Samsung Galaxy Gear as an indirect gift. Looked like a McDonald's toy and was pretty impractical. They even tried to stick a bulging-out camera on the wristband. The Apple Watch doesn't look great either, but it's the nicest smart watch I've seen.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

Yes they do


No - people automatically hate things FROM Apple here.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

Why would anyone on this forum find fault with Fitbit? They're fine fitness tracking wearables at an affordable price. People here don't automatically hate things that aren't made by Apple.


Yes they do
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
Shouldn't this yield about 80 posts along the lines of Fitbit being "a piece of junk" and all variants of that one? Maybe about 25 posts revolving around some Apple Watch-only feature(s) being spun as if it is massively important? 10-20 posts should spin fault-finding with the analysis itself. And 5-10 posts should spin "...but which wearable is the most profitable?" and similar. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes

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