Q2 numbers additionally present health bands are dying off in recognition

Smartwatches are ubiquitous in the present day with innumerable manufacturers rolling out their low-cost and premium choices throughout the globe. Samsung, as an illustration, unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 final month whereas Apple took the wraps off its premium smartwatches — the Apple Watch Sequence 8 and the Apple Watch Extremely — earlier this week. Its widespread apply amongst smartwatch producers to slash the costs of their current merchandise forward of a giant launch, which is precisely what Samsung did with the Galaxy Watch 4 a couple of months in the past. Combining these further reductions with already-strong gross sales efficiency, Samsung has lots to crow about to its traders.


The corporate is estimated to have shipped 2.8 million smartwatches worldwide throughout the second quarter in keeping with a brand new report from Canalys. It marks a 58% development in efficiency from the identical time a 12 months prior. These findings correlate with information revealed by Counterpoint Analysis final month, which highlighted the expansion of Samsung within the smartwatch section. All of this occurred regardless of the prevalence of intel indicating a Galaxy Watch 5 launch for late summer time.

General, worldwide wrist-based wearable shipments witnessed a 2% development on an annual foundation with 41.7 million models shipped. The class of primary wearables (assume health bands) is taking a giant hit in market share as correct smartwatches take over, moreso within the price range finish of the value spectrum.

These primary smartwatches have pushed large gross sales in India: the nation continues to be the fastest-growing marketplace for wearables as shipments grew by 275%. Fundamental watches accounted for 91% of all wearable band shipments within the area with an estimated 5.7 million wearables shipped — volumes surpassing even China.

Unsurprisingly, Apple leads the pack in world smartwatch shipments with 8.4 million strikes constituting a 26% slice of the pie. In the meantime, Huawei’s dramatic disappearance from exterior of China has helped Samsung slot into second place — the Korean producer clocks in at 8.9% market share versus the Chinese language agency’s 8.6% for the three-month interval ending in June 2022.

Issues might get much more aggressive as Google unveils the hotly anticipated Pixel Watch throughout its Made by Google occasion on October 6. We’re not anticipating it to make a dent instantly — it is a lengthy recreation for an upstart model corresponding to… Google — however we’ll should see if this Pixel Watch mission even lasts the 12 months.