Xiaomi got second position in selling the fitness bands 2015. The Xiaomi got second position in selling the fitness bands in the first quarter of year 2015.
Xiaomi got second position in selling the fitness bands
Xiaomi became the second world’s largest company to sell the fitness track bands in the first quarter of the year 2015. The China smart device maker, up to now is in the second position by selling 2.8 million wearable bands in the first quarter of 2015. According to a new report by International Data Corporation(IDC), Xiaomi shipped more wearable devices in the first quarter of 2015 than any other companies fitband since 2009 except San Fransisco based Fitbit.
Xiaomi’s First quarter sale
A total of 2.8 million devices are shipped by the Xiaomi. While Fitbit shipped 4 million devices who is in leading position. However, Apple company was not included in this report, because Apple starts its shipment from April onwards.
The company decided to expand its wearables range by making partnership with US-based Misfit to help the company to bring its fitness trackers and other smart devices to the Chinese market. Recently, Xiaomi started it’s online store in the US. The online store only sells accessories like powerbanks, headphones, fitness bands etc.
The fitness band- not made by Xiaomi
However, the Xiaomi’s tracker does not have all the features compared with it’s contenders Apple and Fitbit, its low price US $12 helped it to reach second postion and to gain profits in the market. The Mi Fitness tracker is not actually designed by Xiaomi itself, with the help of Huami Technologies it bought fitness trackers in to the market. Xiaomi focuses primarily on smartphones, tablets and other smart devices not on the fitness bands.
Though currently Xiaomi’s wearable only tracks steps and sleep, the company entered into a partnership with Alipay, the Alibaba subsidiary which dominates China’s third party payments market, to create wearable payment devices.