Apple Watch surges to top of global wearables market with 'market-beating growth'

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AppleInsider—Apple has jumped past Xiaomi to claim the top spot in wearables worldwide, and is on the cusp of a product refresh in the Apple Watch "Series 4" that should grow the lead even more.

'Apple doesn’t like to admit they copy anyone, even in the smallest things' — this startup CEO says that Apple is using 'alternative facts' to market the new Apple Watch (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL). Apple's upcoming Apple Watch Series 4 will get the ability to take an ECG reading — a super-accurate way to diagnose heart conditions — before the end of the year.  Apple said it was the first to offer that feature "over the counter," and that it had received FDA clearance. However, venture-backed startup AliveCor, based in Google's hometown of Mountain View, has been making ECG hardware for smartphones, and was surprised at Apple's announcement — with its CEO going so far as to accuse Apple as...