Global smartwatch shipments grow by 42% in Q3, Apple the runaway leader

07 November 2019
Apple Watch holds half of the smartwatch market.

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  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Ecosystem kinda forces iPhone users to pickup the Apple Watch... Everything else will be sub-par when used on iPhone!

Dont have and dont need.
Everything smartwatches do does the phone for that simple reason i dont need to support Crapple and their expensive rubbish.

I bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active for 2 things ;
1) recording my heart rate while doing exercise; i'm more than sixty and i'm careful . It is very informative about your overall health.
2) I hate carrying my smartphone all time. With my watch i get notifications of calls and messages when i'm back in the proximity of my smartphone. Don't need to look each time if i had a message.
There's a plus, it can analyse the quality of your sleep and put numbers on it.
Around 2 days of battery life. Overall very useful, i don't wear it everytime. I will probably buy the next iteration.

Annas, 08 Nov 2019Why only for this year? Since they are doing these for year... moreBecause the Galaxy Watch Active is major upgrade that people likes. Sacrificing the rotating bezel for the most refined smartwatch look clearly has paid off.

  • Anonymous

Smart watches are pretty useless.
I am looking forward to next generation of wearables which are bigger, smarter and actually productive.

Smart watches offer very limited functionality over a smartphone.

  • GSMgasm

GSMgasm, 08 Nov 2019And you're missing one thing that is Android Wear OS is a f... moreOopsi should've read whole comment!

  • GSMgasm

Anonymous, 08 Nov 2019It is because there are no good watches for Android. Samsun... moreAnd you're missing one thing that is Android Wear OS is a flop. Nobody cares about it. Samsung's Tizen wear os is better than Android wear os.

  • Anonymous

Can't you just buy Mi Band 4 which is also smart enough and cheaper?

  • Anonymous

Any watch that needs to be charged daily is useless in my opinion, I use a Garmin watch because I need to have GPS analysis of my training runs, the Garmin needs charging once a week even with 5-10 hours of GPS run logging.

  • Annas

Duck of death, 08 Nov 2019Samsung's smartwatches are the most advanced and feature ri... moreWhy only for this year? Since they are doing these for years?
Its easy, not because your logic but because apple watch had no major upgrade

Anonymous, 08 Nov 2019It is because there are no good watches for Android. Samsun... moreSamsung's smartwatches are the most advanced and feature rich dittos. They're also incredibly refined in how to use a watch SMARTLY. The software is also unmatched on carrying a small footprint suited for minimalist electronics. Samsung's custom firmware I'd undoubtedly better suited for the job than Android.
That is the reason why Samsung has grown faster in the business than any other brand this year

  • RMN

I wonder why everyone makes it sound like the Apple watch is the only worthy watch out there. Pretty obvious that as long as iPhones sell well, the Apple watch will be the dominant seller. iPhone users dont have flexibility in their choices and they prefer only Apple products .its pretty much only an apple watch that will properly work for them whereas watch sales on the Android side will always be spread across different brands. I'm a Galaxy watch user and will stick to it as long ad I have a galaxy phone. But if i switch to another brand of android I have other options that I can go for.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 08 Nov 2019LOL who still uses a watch? smartphones took over that si... moreI do.

I handle toxic/corrosive substances at work since I work in a lab, but I still need a convenient way to keep track of time. I'm not fool enough to risk an expensive piece of electronics, so that's why I still use a $10 watch.

  • Anonymous

LOL
who still uses a watch?
smartphones took over that silly job of carrying piece of metal/plastic junk to tell you the time and stuff....
so 19th centurish

How are you going to beat Apple when every other month you hear about how an Apple watch saved someone's life in the news? Apple Watch has also become a tool to lock in their iPhone users.

  • Anonymous

gauron, 08 Nov 2019The apple watch is the best there is but that is not the re... moreIt is because there are no good watches for Android. Samsung using their own OS, Huawei, Fitbit, Xiaomi also their own... And they all are missing a lot of things including many apps. So how many smartwatches actually using OS made by google? Btw Google's OS for smartwatches are really bad.
So at the end there's no real competition for apple. And chinese brands are still in the list because of population of China, which mostly buying them, Fitbit is for all fitness obsessed people, Samsung still trying to find their style

  • Anonymous

gauron, 08 Nov 2019The apple watch is the best there is but that is not the re... moreTrue
There's no comparison

  • Anonymous

Apple isn't any better or a leader until they support other platforms
Since the apple watch is only iphone only, they can't be leaders in it unless it actually supports android

  • gauron

The apple watch is the best there is but that is not the reason they dominate the market. They dominate because Apple users must own everything Apple that they can afford, while users of other brands like Samsung don't buy something from their chosen brand unless they really need it.

  • Zeeez

All thanks to the sale in India.
everyone capable bought apple watch.