When it comes to smartwatches, Apple seems to be doing pretty well in terms of how many Apple Watches that they might have sold. Well, according to a new report, it appears that Apple has managed to ship an impressive 4.2 million Apple Watches for the third quarter of 2018.
This new report represents an increase from the same period in 2017 where Apple shipped only 2.7 million Apple Watches. The report also adds that the good majority of the Apple Watches shipped was that of the Series 3, which we suppose isn’t surprising considering that Series 4 had only just been released around that time.
However, despite the number of Apple Watches that Apple might have shipped, it looks like they’re still quite far behind the likes of Xiaomi, who the report estimates to have shipped 6.9 million wearables in Q3 2018. In terms of market share, this means that Xiaomi controls about 21.% of the market, while Apple only has 13.1%. Other companies on the top five include Fitbit in third place at 10.9%, Huawei in fourth at 5.9%, and Samsung in fifth at 5.6%.
It is worthy to note that these figures are for shipped units not how many units have been sold. Shipped devices do not necessarily translate into sold devices, but since most companies tend to avoid to ship more than the demand, the discrepancies shouldn’t be too huge.