According to the latest Research conducted by Strategy Analytics, global smartwatch shipments rose 47 percent annually to reach 18 million units in the second quarter of 2021.
The Apple smart watch retained the first place with 52 percent of the global smart watch market share, while Samsung ranked second, and Garmin maintained the third place.
“Global shipments increased 47 percent annually from 12.3 million units in the second quarter of 2020 to 18.1 million units in the second quarter of 2021,” said Strategy Analytics, a senior analyst.
Shipments worldwide are growing at their fastest rate since 2018. Growth is returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Online sales of fitness-based devices that help support personal healthcare remain popular, and are the main driver of the smartwatch boom.
The company estimates that Camel 9.5 million units shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2021. An increase of 46 percent compared to 6.5 million in the second quarter of 2020.
Apple’s global share remains stable around the 52 percent level. Apple still owns half the market and keeps its competitors apart.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is the most popular smartwatch model in the world. This is due to the combination of elegant design, ease of use on a small screen and a growing range of health and fitness apps.
The company also estimates that Samsung shipped 2 million units worldwide in the second quarter of 2021. An above-average increase of 54 percent compared to 1.3 million in the second quarter of 2020. .
Samsung continues to perform well in the North American, European and South Korean markets.
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The company estimates that Garmin shipped 1.5 million units worldwide in the second quarter of 2021. A modest increase of 25 percent compared to 1.2 million in the second quarter of 2020.
As a result, Garmin’s global share has fallen from 10 percent to 8 percent over the past year.
Garmin has a solid lineup of watches, such as the Forerunner 55 and Venu. But it faces stiffer competition in Asia and elsewhere from rivals such as Samsung and Xiaomi.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 4 is packed with attractive apps that track your health better than ever before.
Chinese brands, such as Xiaomi and OPPO, provide mobile operators with smartwatches that support low-cost and optimized 4G networks.
Meanwhile, users are waiting for the Apple Watch Series 7, which is expected to be announced in September or October. It is rumored to have a larger screen that enhances the app experience even more.