What you need to know
- New data shows that the Apple Watch still enjoys the lionshare of the smartwatch market.
- Strategy Analytics estimates that that the Apple Watch market share is currently 52%.
New data from Strategy Analytics indicates that the global smartwatch market increased significantly in the last year. According to the data, the market grew a whopping 47% annually with 18 million units shipping in the second quarter of 2021 alone. Apple Watch remained the dominant smartwatch, still commanding 52% of the market.
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, estimates that Apple shipped 9.5 million Apple Watches in the second quarter of 2021, a 46% increase from the second quarter of 2020.
Steven Waltzer, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said that global smartwatch shipments grew to 18.1 million in the second quarter of 2021, the fastest growth rate in the last three years.
Neil Mawston also added that the Apple Watch Series 7 would be "slated for September or October, and rumored to contain a larger display that will enhance further the app experience."
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
Imho this is where Apple’s tight ecosystem really pays off. The Apple Watch is the easiest setup and ready to use, most integrated and app richest with fewest bug issues. Imho Apple Watch as of S6 isn’t something a full time training athlete would want to buy. It’s for the standard workout routine person or health focused or extension of their iPhone. But someone in those categories with an iPhone opting for non Apple Watch? That’s likely a bad choice.
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