Published On: Thu, May 7th, 2020

Smartwatch shipments grew during a initial entertain of 2020, with Apple Watch still in initial place

Despite a worldwide impact of a COVID-19 pandemic, tellurian smartwatch shipments continued to grow during a initial 3 months of a year, driven by online sales, says a new news by investigate organisation Strategy Analytics.

Shipments grew 20% annually to strech 13.7 million units in a initial entertain of 2020, adult from 11.4 million units in a prior quarter. Apple Watch stayed in a tip position, with 55% tellurian marketplace share, followed in second place by Samsung. Garmin rose to third place.

“Smartwatches are offered good by online sell channels, while many consumers have been regulating smartwatches to guard their health and aptness during pathogen lockdown,” wrote Strategy Analytics comparison researcher Steven Waltzer.

In a initial entertain of 2020, 7.6 million Apple Watches shipped, a 23% boost from a 6.2 million shipped during a same duration one year ago. Apple Watch’s marketplace share grew from 54% to 55%.

Samsung shipped 1.9 million smartwatches, compared to 1.7 million final year, while a marketplace share went down from 15% to 14%. Waltzer writes that Samsung’s smartwatch expansion was slowed by a coronavirus lockdown in South Korea and new foe from rivals like Garmin .

Garmin took a series 3 position for a initial time in dual years, shipping 1.1 million smartwatches in a initial quarter, a 38% boost from 800,000 a year ago. This grew Garmin’s share of a tellurian smartwatch marketplace from 7% to 8%, interjection to new models like a Venu with OLED tone touchscreen.

Strategy Analytics expects tellurian smartwatch shipments to delayed in a second entertain of 2020 since of a pandemic, though redeem during a second half of a year, as stores free and some consumers spin to smartwatches to assistance them guard their health.

“Smartwatches continue to have glorious long-term prospects, as younger and comparison people will turn some-more health-conscious in a post-virus world,” wrote researcher Woody Oh. “Smartwatches can guard critical health signs, such as oxygen levels, and consumers might find comfort in carrying a practical health partner strapped to their wrist.”

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