There is a high chance that you are currently wearing a watch as you are reading this. However, if you are currently wearing a watch, there is a high chance that it is a smartwatch.
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In fact, the era of smartwatches is here to stay and a lot more people are discarding regular watches for the new technology. The global market for smartwatches is growing daily and Apple is leading the way by a huge margin.
Apple is topping the charts in the smartwatch market as it accounts for nearly half of the 12 million smartwatches shipped in the second quarter of 2019. Analysts reveal that manufacturers shipped 12 million smartwatches in the second quarter of 2019. This amounts to a 44% increase when compared to the same period in 2018.
Apple Watch Series 4 released in 2018.
According to research experts at Strategy Analytics, a lot of the growth is to do with consumer’s fitness needs. People now want wearable fitness accessories that will work with their smartphones. Apple was able to retain the top spot following its 5.7 million unit sales in the same quarter.
Apple Dedicated to Health Care
The tech giants have been able to get ahead in the game by providing detailed health data to their users through the devices. The step-counting app on the iPhone and heart-rate tracker on the Apple Watch have been a huge contributing factor to these successes.
Meanwhile, in an interview earlier in the year, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook reiterated the company’s plan to do more in health care. He said, “This is an area that I believe if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will be about health.”
However, staying in the second spot in the Smartwatch market is Samsung with its Galaxy Watch Active. The company was able to ship 2 million units in the second quarter of 2019.
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