Honor scores a 500% increase in wearables shipments in 2019
Today Honor launched its MagicBook 14 in the United Kingdom and took a moment to reveal some of its accomplishments in 2019. According to IDC, the brand scored an astounding 497.4% yearly growth of global shipments of wearables – that includes the Honor Bands and the MagicWatches.
The Huawei subsidiary reached top 5 in smartphone shipments in ten markets around the world – Russia, Finland, Germany, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and the United Arab Emirates.
Speaking about separate accomplishments, Honor became the top smartphone provider in Q1 2019 in Russia and during the whole calendar year managed to get to second place, right behind Samsung and ahead of Apple, its parent company Huawei, and Xiaomi.
Products like the Honor Band 5 received special recognition in Italy, while the MagicWatch 2 was the best-selling product during Honor Super Brand Day at JD.com in China.
Honor wearables scored increases such as 613% in Russia, 531% in the Czech Republic, 745% in Malaysia and 655% in India. Of course, the numbers are so high because Honor wasn’t such a big player in 2018, so the numbers can easily grow with proper marketing campaigns and quality products. We reviewed the MagicWatch 2 and found it to be a great alternative to the Huawei Watch GT 2 at a lower price tag.
Speaking about the arrival of the MagicBook 14 in the UK, it will be sold through Honor’s own website and at Argos. The price is £550 and until April 20 it comes with a free MagicWatch 2 (that costs £150 if purchased separately).