PRAGUE, June 24, 2016 – Wearables shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have increased 78.7% year on year in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 328,000 units, according to the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker published by International Data Corporation (IDC). Smart wearable devices account for one fifth of the whole market (21.4%), while basic wearables account for the remainder. The main characteristic that sets a so-called smart wearable apart is the ability to run 3rd-party applications. (TZ)
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