From fitness monitors to smart watches, the wearable technology is generating significant consumer buying interest. The Apple Watch Edition that costs 126,800 yuan ($20,402) in the Chinese mainland were snapped up in less than an hour on April 10, the preorder date and the first day you can try the Watch on in an Apple Store, according to Tech website businessInsider.com.
Data from International Data Corporation showed that almost 50 million wearable devices will be shipped worldwide in 2015, up from 19.6 million units in 2014. Let's take a look at the top five most popular wearable devices in China, according to South China Morning Post.
No 5: Bong X
Bong is a domestic emerging wearables brand focusing on tracking health data while users participate in sports, or while they sleep. The company has focused on developing longer battery life while keeping its devices affordable. The latest version of the device, the Bong X (US$22-36) supports both iOs and Andriod systems.
No 4: Huawei Talk Band 2
Smartphone and telecommunications giant Huawei produces a number of wearable devices, of which the Talk Band 2 (US$64-142) is by far the most popular. Compatible with both iOS and Android, it supports a number of apps including fitness trackers, social networking, and a camera.
No 3: Xiaomi Mi Fitness Band
Xiaomi has long attempted to diversify from its key business. The Mi Fitness Band (US$12) was one of the company's first major non-smartphone releases, tracking fitness and sleeping data. Originally only available for Android, the band's accompanying app is now also available for iOS.
No 2: Misfit Shine
Co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, Misft's device supports both iOS and Android operating systems. The Shine (US$112) can track multiple activities including running, swimming and sleeping and is widely considered one of the best sports wearable devices.
No 1: Apple Watch
Apple's first brand-new device since the launch of the original iPad in 2010 is also the company's first major foray into wearables. The lowest price for the wearable is nearly 2,600 yuan ($419) while the premium version reaches a staggering of 128,000 yuan.