You would think that the Apple Watch is not doing well at all because Apple hasn’t been bragging about the numbers, but according to Strategy Analytics, it has been doing extremely well. In fact, so well that in Q2 2015, Apple captured 75% of the global smartwatch marketshare.
According to Strategy Analytics report, the global shipment of smartwatches grew an impressive 457% year on year, hitting a record of 5 million units in the second quarter of this year. While Apple only jumped into the smartwatch bandwagon just months ago, they soared their way up to the top position in the list.
Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple shipped 4 million units of Apple Watch in Q2 2015. Next in line is none other than Samsung, however, its numbers are way behind with only 0.4 million units of smartwatches shipped during the quarter. This is down by almost 43% compared to the same period last year, where Samsung shipped 0.7 million units. In terms of marketshare, Apple takes 75.5% of the pie and Samsung takes only 7.5%.
Sadly though, Strategy Analytics’ report does not show who the takes the third place, instead, the report groups everything into “Others”, with a total shipment of 0.9 million units in Q2 2015, so we can’t see how other players, like Pebble Time or other Android Wear smartwatch manufacturers are doing.