Smartwatches continue their winning pace in recent years, and the global market continues to accelerate, largely to the benefit of Apple.
According to the Analytics Strategy, 14.2 million units were shipped in the last quarter. Compared to the same period last year, the figure is up 42%.
Further, this market has three major players, Apple, Samsung and Fitbit (recently acquired by Google).
Apple retains the leading position and even distance itself, having delivered 6.8 million watches, 51% more than the 4.5 million watches shipped a year ago.
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The Apple Watch maker now has a 48% market share, up three percent from the same period last year.
With a growth of 73%, Samsung grew by 1.1 million from a year earlier, to 1.9 million units shipped in Q3 2019. The Koreans are now in second place.
Google's latest acquisition, Fitbit increased from 1.5 million units to 1.6 million units, but the company's market share decreased from 15% to 11%.
34% of the market is owned by "other manufacturers", in the category of which many Chinese manufacturers, including Huawei.
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