Late last week the International Data Corporation (IDC) released the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report, which showed that global shipments of wearable devices reached 72.6 million units in the first quarter of 2020, with a year-on-year increase of 29.7%.
According to the report, Huawei maintained a high share of the wearable market in the first quarter of 2020, with a year-on-year wearables shipment increase of 62.2%.
In the smartwatch segment, 16.9 million units of smartwatches were shipped in the first quarter of 2020, down 7.1% year on year. Huawei ranked second with 2.6 million units shipped, up 118.5% year on year, making it the only smartwatch brand to grow more than 100%. Much of this success can be attributed to the new HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Series devices launched in the first quarter of 2020.