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Chinese watch wearers get smart -- and slim

Timepieces with fitness and other functions expected to hit 7 million by 2021

A representative of market researcher AskCI says smartwatches have displaced the conventional sort among young consumers in China.

DALIAN, China -- Smartwatch sales are booming in China, as more people use them to keep track of their workouts, check emails and take calls.

Zhou, a 32-year-old insurance company employee in the northeastern city of Dalian, bought herself a smartwatch for 1,500 yuan ($213) in October. She said she wants to use it while jogging as she tries to take off some of the weight she said she has put on due long hours at the office. "The smartwatch was a bit expensive, but I can afford to spend a little on my health," Zhou said.

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