Report: Apple Watch Accounts For More Than Half Of Global Smartwatch Shipments

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Juniper Analysis concluded that the corporate’s wearable device accounted for 51.5 % of worldwide shipments of smartwatches for 8.8 million units bought final yr.
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It did not take lengthy for Apple to dominate the smartwatch market.

New knowledge from Juniper Analysis, as reported by Recode, exhibits that the Apple Watch has accounted for greater than 50 % of smartwatch shipments worldwide, surpassing prime competitor Google and its Android smartwatches.

Juniper Analysis estimates that the Apple Watch tallied 51.5 % of worldwide shipments of smartwatches — for 8.8 million units bought — of the whole 17.1 million smartwatches shipped worldwide in 2015. By the identical token, the identical analysis agency says that Android Put on accounted for lower than 10 % of smartwatch gross sales final yr.

These numbers already surpass expectations for the Apple Watch. Juniper believes a part of the rationale for the corporate’s success with the wearable tech device is its 10,000 Apple Watch apps in comparison with solely 4,000 being provided by Android Put on as of final spring.

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That being stated, although, there’s nonetheless loads of individuals to show into believers, as Juniper additionally famous that 30 % of consumers surveyed stated that that they had no speedy plans to buy a smartwatch and that they assume they would not use the device, as reported by Recode.

Nonetheless, the purchasers on board seemingly appreciated having their smartphones synced with their watches for comfort and performance.

“A number of customers and reviewers note that this merely shifts the good thing about notification to a different location, relatively than lessening the load,” Juniper wroted, as reported by Recode.

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