Apple Watch nabs over half of the smartwatch market

Apple Watch nabs over half of the smartwatch market

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The Apple Watch has eaten up most of the smart watch market, with acquring 51.5 percent of the total global smartwatch sales. According to recently revealed data from Juniper Research, around 17.1 million smartwatches were shipped globally last year, with the Apple Watch accounting for 8.8 million of those gadgets sold. That is a number that is well beneath some of examiners’ more vivacious projections for the gadget before it propelled last April.

Contending Android Wear watches represent fewer than 10 percent of sales in 2015, as indicated by Juniper. Juniper noticed that the Apple smartwatch overwhelmed over its opponents, to some degree, due to the quantity of applications accessible for the gadget: 10,000 Apple Watch applications versus around 4,000 applications for Android Wear gadgets as of last May. The absence of applications implies that gadgets, for example, Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear2 are pulling fewer clients.

In any case, smartwatches still experience the ill effects of a utility issue — as in, why do I require one? Thirty percent of the shoppers reviewed by Juniper who said they had no prompt plans to purchase a wearable said they didn’t think they’d utilize the gadget. The analyst noticed that shoppers should be persuaded they require a smartwatch. One of the major asserted advantages — that it liberates individuals from their cell phones — is seen with suspicion. A few clients and reviewers take note of this as it shifts the benefit of notification to another area, as opposed to reducing the heap, Juniper noted.

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