Watch out Apple, Fitbit is shutting in on tellurian smartwatch shipments

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Gadgets Now Bureau | Nov 6, 2018, 03:10PM IST
Watch out Apple, Fitbit is shutting  in on tellurian smartwatch shipments

NEW DELHI: Research organisation Counterpoint has expelled a latest quarterly tellurian smartwatch conveyance news and it reveals that Fitbit is branch out to be a winner. The news highlights that tellurian smartwatch shipments for grew by 53% and Fitbit showed a clever performance.

Fitbit binds a second position in a list after Apple in a tellurian smartwatch sales from a duration of Jul to Sep 2018. The news adds that a success of a smartwatch Versa played a pivotal purpose in a expansion of a company. Talking about a shift, Counterpoint Research Analyst, Satyajit Sinha, noted, “Fitbit continues to change a concentration from primarily SmartBand/trackers to smartwatches and has now developed as a subsequent best actor to Apple in terms of knowledge and scale. The launch of a Versa smartwatch was a branch indicate for Fitbit’s smartwatch shred growth. The health/fitness cause is personification a pivotal purpose in pushing consumer preference creation for a adoption of smartwatches and Fitbit has wholly focused on this core use case.”

According to a report, a mid-range wearables played an critical purpose in a year-on-year arise of Fitbit’s marketplace share from 6% to 16%. The investigate research adds that a it’s high time that Fitbit should move LTE support to a models in sequence to take on Apple in a prolonged run. The news also adds Apple Watch Series 1 was a singular biggest offered device before being dropped and it accounted to roughly half of Q3 2018 shipments of Apple Watch.

Discussing Apple’s performance, Research Director, Jeff Fieldhack, noted, “Apple continues to browbeat a smartwatch marketplace with a lion’s share of 30% of a smartwatches shipped. The introduction of a Series 4 this tumble was a biggest refurbish from a pattern and facilities standpoint, and has fast resonated with Apple’s constant user base. Apple’s Series 3 saw an uptick after in a entertain with ignored pricing, while Apple’s Series 1 continued to be a singular biggest offered SKU contributing to roughly half of all Apple Watch shipments. This could change in holiday deteriorate entertain as a channel checks showed restrained direct for a Series 4.”

The Smartwatch marketplace is dominated by a tip 5 brands, that criticism for 69% of a shipments by volume.

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