According to the publication Digitimes, citing its own sources, in the fourth quarter of 2017, Apple expects to sell 4.5 million smart-watches Apple Watch. In this case, the total number sold during the year devices $ 15 million
The same sources in the production chain of the Apple Watch said resource that in 2018, Apple plans to increase sales of “smart” hours to 20 million units.
Despite the growing sales of Apple Watch, the wearable electronics market is going through hard times. The main manufacturers of fitness bracelets Fitbit and Xiaomi — note the drop in demand for their devices. Sales of smart watches Samsung, LG, Huawei and Motorola remain below the expected amount.
Experts note that the demand for “smart” watches caused by several factors — high cost, weak batteries, a small set of functions, attachment to smartphones and other things.
Perhaps the situation will change with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3, which, according to the latest rumors, will be equipped with LTE modules and will be able to work without being tied to the iPhone.
Also by the end of the year, the company Fitbit promises to provide their “smart” watches. According to the Executive Director of Fitbit James Park (James Park), the device “will be able to compete with Apple Watch”.