Samsung and Fitbit in the last quarter of 2018 took Apple a significant share on the market of “smart” hours is around 16%, placing four times more devices than in the same period of 2017. According to the report from Strategy Analytics, the peak period of pre-holiday sales Samsung shipped 2.4 million gadgets (even a year ago, 0.6 million). Fitbit increased from 0.5 to 2.3 million.
The entire market for the fourth quarter also increased significantly — by 56%. For the last three months manufacturers have put 18 million devices worldwide.
To Samsung successfully rebooted the line of smart watches, explain analysts. Released last fall, Galaxy Watch, replacing the line Gear, have been warmly accepted by buyers: they support LTE networks, to charge wirelessly, have a round screen Super AMOLED (360 x 360) and can withstand water pressure to 5 atmospheres — and therefore, they can not only swim but also to dive.
Successfully played and Fitbit, which released the Versa — cheaper model smart watch 2nd gen which corrects the basic nedostatki predecessor.
Apple supply volumes increased slightly by $ 1.4 million. This is due to the fact that the Apple Watch Series 4 suffered minor upgrade compared to the previous model, and the company was difficult to attract buyers. Despite this, the firm Tim cook still controls half of the market — 50% (in IV quarter 2017 — 66,2%). Second place at Fitbit (12.7 per cent), third Samsung (13.2%), and fourth — Garmin (6.1 percent).
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