In the first quarter, 10 million wearable devices were delivered to the European market. As reported by the International Data Corporation, the rate for the year increased by 118.5%. Headphones accounted for 40.1% of total supplies. The share of watches was equal to 36.6%, bracelets - 22.9%. The countries of Western Europe in the last quarter occupied a share of 82% in the European market. Smart watches in Central and Western Europe were sold 140% more than in the same quarter last year. Such a significant increase in this indicator suggests that Europeans prefer multifunctional devices. In Europe as a whole, the increase in the supply of headphones for the year was 298%, while the supply of watches increased by 41%. According to the estimates of the research company, by the end of 2019, the supply of wearable devices in Europe will increase to 45.6 million units, of which 43% will be “smart” watches.
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