IDC: Huawei Wearable Devices Rank First for Growth in Q1 2019 and Third in Global Shipments


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We know you know Huawei for its best-of-class mobile phones. Its marriage with Leica has been on a tear the last few years, putting its top-spec camera alongside and even surpassing the flagship phones of its Korean and American rivals. But did you know that Huawei is also making a dent in another category?

IDC (International Data Corporation), a Chinese owned company which provides market data information on technology, has just released its Q1 2019 market reading on the wearables category and shows that Huawei ranks first for growth in the said period with a whopping 282.2%.

1This propelled the Huawei’s rank from outside the top 5 from the same period a year ago to third. This is a huge accomplishment considering this is a category that shows no signs of slowing down in the foreseeable future.

In the wrist-worn device market where you’ll find smartwatches and fitness trackers, Huawei recorded an annual growth of 213%, topping other manufacturers in this regard. And how, you may ask, has Huawei able to achieve this? Huawei attributes the strong demand for WATCH GT, which in our opinion, can take on market leaders in this category with its gorgeous looks, ultra–long 2-week battery life – while battery draining functions like GPS tracking and sleep tracking enabled, and its triathlon-class versatility.

2Huawei has also just released WATCH GT Active Edition and Elegant Edition. The former caters to the younger athleisure market while the latter is more appealing to the female consumers due to its smaller bezel.

We’ll try to get our hands-on the GT SPORT and let you guys know how it stacks up to the rest of the pack.


Allan Abaca is an avid gamer through and through. Virtually, he is locked-in with his PS4 almost daily and has just introduced the awesomeness of gaming to his two sons.

Next in his sights is PC gaming. The platform which he nows considering going back to after a two decade hiatus.

Oh, and let's not forget the Nintendo Switch...

His psn id is hip2b2

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