report hearables market on the rise but smartwatch sales have declined in q1 2020

Q1 of 2020 has seen a significant growth in the wearables market, according to the latest report from IDC. The analysts include not only smartwatches and fitness trackers in the category, but hearables (AirPods and competitors) as well, which has seen an uptick in demand during COVID-19.

Hearables, including headphones and earbuds, are becoming an increasingly popular category in the tech space. With COVID-19 forcing many people to work or be productive from home, the demand for personal audio devices has risen, and the numbers reflect this. Apple has seen an increase of 59.9% YoY…