IDC: Xiaomi was the second largest wearable vendor during Q1 2015
According to IDC, Fitbit was the largest wearable vendor during the first quarter of the year, having shipped 3.9 million wearable devices during the time period, up from just 1.7 million devices a year before. That translates into a market share of 34.2 percent, down from 44.7 percent back in Q1 2014, when the wearable device market was still in its infancy, with much fewer players aiming to compete in it.
Xiaomi takes the second place, with 2.8 million units shipped in Q1 2015 and a market share of 24.6 percent. Xiaomi's position in these rankings is fairly interesting, given that the company currently sells a single wearable device, the $15 Mi Band.
Samsung grabbed the fourth place in IDC's rankings, and is estimated to have shipped 0.6 million units during the first quarter of the year. Samsung is the only Android Wear smartwatch manufacturer in the top five. At this point, it's worth mentioning that Samsung currently makes six smartwatches, but just one of them - the Gear Live - uses Android Wear, the rest being based on Tizen.