Apple Watch was the second best-selling wearable last quarter

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Apple has entered the wearables space with the mission to become a dominant player. And according to latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC), they are well on their way to do just that.

In the period between April and June, the iPhone maker has sold 3.6 million units of the Apple Watch, representing 20 percent of all wearables shipped this past quarter. The only company that has sold more wearable devices is Fitbit, which is still leading the industry with 4.4 million units for a 24.3 percent market share.

Overall, wearable shipments reached 18.1 million in Q2 2015, a 223.2 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

“Anytime Apple enters a new market, not only does it draw attention to itself, but to the market as a whole,” said IDC’s Ramon Llamas. “Its participation benefits multiple players and platforms within the wearables ecosystem, and ultimately drives total volumes higher. Apple also forces other vendors – especially those that have been part of this market for multiple quarters – to re-evaluate their products and experiences.”

Apple, according to Llamas, will become the “stick against which other wearables are measured,” pushing the entire industry to move forward. With that in mind, IDC expects the wearables market to continue growing, driving sales for companies across the spectrum.