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The Apple Watch accounted for close to half of all smart watches shipped in the second quarter of 2019, according to a new report shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics.

Apple shipped an estimated 5.7 million smart watches worldwide during the quarter, earning it 46 percent marketshare and its continued position as the number one smart watch company.

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Apple shipped 5.7 million smartwatches worldwide in Q2 2019, rising an above-average 50 percent from 3.8 million in Q2 2018. Apple Watch remains a long way ahead of the chasing pack and its global smartwatch marketshare has grown to 46 percent this quarter, up from 44 percent a year ago. Apple Watch has fended off strong competition from hungry rivals like Fitbit. Apple remains the clear smartwatch market leader.
There were 12.3 million smart watches shipped in total in the second quarter of 2019. Apple's closest competitor Samsung shipped 2 million smart watches, while Fitbit, the number three smart watch vendor, shipped 1.2 million smart watches.

Apple Watch shipments were significantly up year over year in the second quarter of 2019, with Apple having shipped 3.8 million smart watches in the second quarter of 2018. Apple's growth mirrors the overall growth in the smart watch market, which was up from 8.6 million units in Q2 2018.

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Apple does not break down Apple Watch sales, instead including Apple Watch revenue in a Wearables, Home, and Accessories category, so Strategy Analytics' numbers are estimates.

During Apple's recently earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2019 (second calendar quarter), Apple CEO Tim Cook said that wearables had an "absolute blowout" quarter with growth well over 50 percent. The Apple Watch set a new June quarter revenue record and reached millions of new users during the quarter.

Article Link: Apple Watch Was Number One Smart Watch in Q2 2019 With an Estimated 5.7M Units Shipped
 

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No offense to the 7 people who own an iWatch, much like the 3 people who own the iHomePod, but is this even still a thing? I haven’t seen a single person wearing an iWatch in public. First, this thing would actually be useful if it was round. Don’t care if rectangle is more functional. Circle looks nicer. Second, no one cares about health. Americans are massively obese by choice. Stop shoving health in my face, stupid Apple. I like eating McDonald’s every day, that’s my choice, stop shaming me.
 

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Apple shipped an estimated 5.7 million smart watches worldwide during the quarter...
Kudos to forum user @vrDrew, who seems to have predicted the Apple Watch sales volume way back in 2014!
Does Apple need the Apple Watch to be a smash hit? No, they obviously don't. But what would Apple consider to be a success? Five million sold, ten? Anything less than that, and its going to be difficult to build the sort of App "ecosystem" to make this a real game changer.
I guess we can now call it a game changer.
 
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Not suggesting anything about the AWatch, but always be aware of percentage growth stats. If Tim Apple sold 6 watches this year versus 4 last year, that is 50% YOY growth (small base always helps increase YOY pct stats). Sadly the SEC is completely fine with companies like Apple (there are many others) deciding not to provide investors with the absolute numbers for key categories (iPhone). "Competitive information..." We do know that Apple bought an additional $17 Billion in stock the last quarter on their way to likely $1 Trillion in buy backs. Hard to believe - it is so far beyond what has been done before. But when you gush cash, why not?

People were afraid Tim couldn’t deliver a hit new product in a new category, but the Apple Watch seems like a roaring success. That’s 50% YOY growth from Q2 last year.
 
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This doesn’t surprise me at all, if my anecdotal experience means anything. If I see someone wearing a smart watch, it’s almost always an Apple Watch. Fitness trackers are also common, but I don’t really consider those equals in features or price. AW is following the iPad trajectory. Sure there are other tablets, but the iPad blows them away in sales and, IMO, the best overall tablet experience.
 

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No offense to the 7 people who own an iWatch, much like the 3 people who own the iHomePod, but is this even still a thing? I haven’t seen a single person wearing an iWatch in public. First, this thing would actually be useful if it was round. Don’t care if rectangle is more functional. Circle looks nicer. Second, no one cares about health. Americans are massively obese by choice. Stop shoving health in my face, stupid Apple. I like eating McDonald’s every day, that’s my choice, stop shaming me.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/08/tim...nue-is-already-exceeding-peak-ipod-sales.html

Apple Watch has already passed peak iPod sales earlier this year.

I bet you didn’t see any of those devices around either.
 

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Who wants to dig up the old posts from 2014/2015 where people we’re proclaiming the Watch would flop?
True, there were many nay sayers. But the first version was not that inspiring. It wasn’t until they started the trend towards health and getting at least 1-2 days of charge that it started making more sense.

Remember the intro to the first one? The “send your heartbeat to someone” thing? Yeah, that wasn’t great.
 

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No offense to the 7 people who own an iWatch, much like the 3 people who own the iHomePod, but is this even still a thing? I haven’t seen a single person wearing an iWatch in public. First, this thing would actually be useful if it was round. Don’t care if rectangle is more functional. Circle looks nicer. Second, no one cares about health. Americans are massively obese by choice. Stop shoving health in my face, stupid Apple. I like eating McDonald’s every day, that’s my choice, stop shaming me.

i haven't seen iWatch, only Watch

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who the hell those 7 people own this?
 
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How long before what happened to the iPhone marketshare happens to the Apple Watch?
Of course Apple is more interested in profits, but I'm almost expecting Android based watches to take over some day.
 
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True, there were many nay sayers. But the first version was not that inspiring. It wasn’t until they started the trend towards health and getting at least 1-2 days of charge that it started making more sense.

Remember the intro to the first one? The “send your heartbeat to someone” thing? Yeah, that wasn’t great.
As someone who had the Gen 1 Watch the day it came out... yeah it was bad. The speed was atrocious and first party apps took ages load. Third party apps literally didn’t load at all.

Despite this, they’ve grown consistently every year and become the number 1 smartwatch with nearly half the market share. That’s quite impressive when you think about how limited the original watch was.
 
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