Chinese children, who are going online at an increasingly younger age, are becoming a new pillar of growth in China’s smart wearable industry.

According to a third-quarter report by market intelligence firm the International Data Corporation (IDC), China’s smart wearables shipments reached 14.5 million in the third quarter, up 13% year-on-year.

Xiaomi topped the list with more than 4 million shipments and a 30% share of the market. The Chinese consumer electronics giant was followed by Huawei, BBK Electronic, Qihoo 360, and Continental Wireless.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.