According to the latest sales data from wearables of Strategy Analytics, in the second quarter sales of smart watches or smartwatches they grew an impressive 457 percent reaching a record 5.3 million units. This was thanks to tug of Apple Watch, which with 4 million units supplied account for 75.5 percent of the total. Platform competition Apple watchOS made models Android Wear they would see their market share drop from 28.6 percent a year ago to 11.3 percent. In total, some 600,000 Android Wear smartwatches were supplied.
"The market of smartwatches It is growing rapidly, driven by the expansion of the ecosystem of Apple watchOS, points out Cliff Raskind, director of Strategy Analytics. The market is being sown with devices that are going to create new opportunities for software developers in the emerging category of wearables. "
For his part, Rajeev Nair, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics, adds that "Apple watchOS and Android Wear accounted for almost 9 out of 10 smartwatches sold worldwide in the second quarter. Android Wear is receiving strong support from multiple hardware partners, such as Huawei, LG, Motorola, Asus and others. The developer apps for smartwatch available for Android Wear are increasing at a good rate. However, Android Wear lacks a successful smartwatch model like the Apple Watch. No flagship models from top-tier Android Wear smartwatch manufacturers like Samsung, the Google platform is unlikely to become a serious problem for Apple watchOS this year. "