Despite disparaging sales reports, the Apple Watch is closing in on market leader Fitbit, according to an IDC report released Thursday. During the second quarter, Apple shipped 3.6 million watches — 800,000 units behind Fitbit’s shipments for the period. Shipments for all wearables during the quarter increased 223 percent from the same period a year ago, IDC reported, to 18.1 million units from 5.6 million. Although the wearable market is still young, it appears to be splitting into smart wearables and basic wearables.
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