Apple Watch outsells all different smartwatches mixed in 2017
In line with a current survey by IDC, the Apple Watch was the very best promoting smartwatch within the final quarter and all the yr of 2017. Apple shipped an estimated eight million items in This autumn of 2017 in comparison with 5.1 million in the identical quarter in 2016. Total market share in This autumn went from 14.four% behind Fitbit and Xiaomi in 2016 to 21% in 2017, forward of everyone else.
As for the entire yr, Apple shipped 17.7 million items in 2017 versus 11.three million in 2016. Whole market share went from 10.eight% in 2016 to 15.three% in 2017.
However this is the true kicker; the numbers you simply learn have been for all the wearable class. For Apple, this simply means the Apple Watch, which begins at $249. For different corporations, it means each kind of wearable they promote, which for somebody like Xiaomi additionally consists of the $28 Mi Band 2. Seen in that context, Apple’s numbers look much more spectacular.
For a extra apples-to-apples comparability, MacRumors obtained knowledge particular to smartwatches from IDC and this is it is not even shut. Apple offered eight million items in This autumn 2017, greater than all others mixed. Similar for 17.7 million items offered in all the 2017. Principally, one in each two smartwatches is now an Apple Watch.
Taking a look at different smartwatch numbers it is simple to see why most of the corporations like Motorola determined to drop out of the smartwatch enterprise. Whereas the wearable enterprise remains to be rising as a result of creation of cheap health bands, the one smartwatch anyone appears to need is the Apple Watch, a tool that’s pretty costly and solely works with one model of smartphones.
Whereas the Apple Watch’s reputation would not spell success for smartwatches basically, it does for the Apple Watch itself, which many doubted at launch. Nonetheless, it hasn’t fairly spelled the doom for normal watches as many predicted, so seems there’s marketplace for each, common watches and smartwatches, so long as the smartwatch is an Apple Watch.