Report: Apple ships 800,000 cellular-enabled Apple Watch units in Q3

Report: Apple ships 800,000 cellular-enabled Apple Watch units in Q3
The latest data about the wearable band market has been released by analytical firm Canalys, covering the third quarter of this year. For Apple, it was its strongest quarter of 2017 with 3.9 million Apple Watch units shipped in the period. Canalys estimates that despite a limited supply of the cellular enabled Apple Watch Series 3, Apple delivered 800,000 LTE supported smartwatches during the period. Overall, Apple had 23% of the wearable band market during the third quarter.

Right behind Apple was Xiaomi, which shipped 3.6 million units of its inexpensive Mi Band 2 for a 21% slice of the pie.With 20% of the market, Fitbit was third, having shipped 3.5 million wearable devices from July through September. Apple, Xiaomi and Fitbit also bucked historical trends by reporting sequential growth for the third quarter. Rounding out the top five was Huawei with a share of 6%, and Samsung with 5% of the market.


Overall, 17.3 million units were shipped during the third quarter, down 2%. Smartphone shipments were strong while basic bands fared poorly.


source: Canalys

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15 Comments

2. androapplephone

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

Did not expect that really

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1449; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Just like the iPhone X, the series is an over priced Apple product. The iPhone 7 Plus is enough for 99% of Apple users. Seriously, there’s nothing that the X or the 8 have that’s worth that money. The series 3 is a huge mistake, you don’t need LTE on the watch, you already carry your phone with you all day. It’s not like you can actually do everything on the watch that you would do on a phone. Like I said before, you do need a watch to avoid pulling out the phone every single time, and if you do get the series 2. It’s $280 at BestBuy and will be cheaper on Black Friday.

11. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"The series 3 is a huge mistake, you don’t need LTE on the watch, you already carry your phone with you all day" so clearly you don't do sports :)

16. khanhbee90

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

How enough? You can not know others' demand. The demand of rich people is much different poor people, of course. Someone buy thousands-dollar shoes, shirt... just because they like it :))

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If Samsung had more App support with Tizen then I would already own a S3 frontier, I'm waiting for Google to launch a pixel watch, maybe then they will get serous about making Android Wear the best it can be, especially in battery life because lets be honest the smart watches with good battery life all use some custom OS that isn't Android Wear.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple the king in everything....this is the fruit of being an innovative company. Keep it up Apple.

7. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

If Apple is an innovative company the smartphone market is dead. Apple has been a copier not innovator for the last 4 years, just look at the iPhone catch-up edition, sorry the X for proof!

14. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Because most android wanted to get the latest feature as this is the only way they can attract consumers. Apple doesn’t need to, they have the best ecosystem and loyal customers. They have the best after support service.

9. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Sjipped means nothing, they can ship 800.000 and have 700,000 still sat in Apple stores waiting to be sold. Apple just loves to tell how many items they have shipped to make the figures seem higher than they actually are.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

For this reason Apple is ruined!!!! Go and search a brain please.

12. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Apple never talk about shipments, but good try.

6. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Without Samsung, Android wear will be the underdog. Apple watch has no competition in smartwatch world.

8. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Nope. Sorry. Its still ugly. No matter how Apple tries to change perceptions.

13. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

this is what you get when you take your time to do the products and actually make them great.

15. BigBoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2017

The Smart Watch game is like the ipod vs the others. Apple is dominating the space. It will be further ahead when it gains all the other health features.

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