Apple keeps lead in growing smartwatch market as fitness bands decline

The Apple Watch is maintaining its dominance of the smartwatch industry as the market for more basic wrist-worn devices like fitness trackers continues to decline.

Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderCredit: Andrew O’Hara, AppleInsider

Globally, the wearables market grew 5.6% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2021, reaching 40.9 million units total, according to Canalys. That market includes smartwatches like the Apple Watch and less advanced bands like the Fitbit or Xiaomi Mi Band 6.

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