China's wearable device shipments up 25.4 pct in 2021: report

Updated: March 21, 2022 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Visitors stop at a booth of wearable devices during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2021 in east China's Shanghai, Feb 23, 2021. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- China's shipments of wearable devices surged last year, according to an industry report published by global market research firm International Data Corporation.

In 2021, total shipments of wearable devices rose 25.4 percent year on year to nearly 140 million units, the report stated.

In breakdown, shipments of ear-worn devices in the Chinese market surged 55.4 percent from 2020 to 78.98 million units, while that of watches rose 21.4 percent to 39.56 million units.

Shipments of wristbands, however, went down 26.3 percent year on year to 19.1 million units last year.

The country's wearable device shipments are expected to rise 18.5 percent to 160 million units in 2022, according to the report. 

Editor: Yang Yifan