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The Apple Watch continues to be the most popular smart watch on the market, and in Q2 2021, Apple hit a new user base milestone, according to Counterpoint Research's Global Smartwatch Shipments Tracker.

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There are now more than 100 million active Apple Watch users thanks to the device's design, health features, and related services. It's possible Apple hit this milestone even earlier than 2021, as Neil Cybart said in February that based on his estimates, Apple reached 100 million users in December.

In the second quarter of 2021, global smart watch shipments were up 27 percent overall, and Apple was able to maintain its number one position. Apple's market share was at 28 percent, down slightly from 30 percent in the year-ago quarter, but well above competitors like Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin.

The United States continues to be Apple's largest market, responsible for more than half of the Apple Watch user base.

During the quarter, the Apple Watch Series 6 was the most popular smart watch overall, followed by the Apple Watch SE. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 took the third spot, followed by the Apple Watch Series 3 in fourth and the Imoo Z6-4G in fifth.

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Apple in just a few weeks is set to debut its newest wrist-worn device, the Apple Watch Series 7. The Series 7 will feature the first redesign we've seen in years, with Apple adopting a flat-edged design, a larger display, and new 41mm and 45mm case sizes.

We're expecting Apple to debut the new Apple Watch Series 7 models alongside the iPhone 13 lineup, and we could be hearing details on an event date within the next two weeks.

Article Link: More Than 100 Million People Worldwide Use an Apple Watch
 
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sw1tcher

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In the second quarter of 2021, global smart watch shipments were up 27 percent overall, and Apple was able to maintain its number one position. Apple's market share was at 28 percent, down slightly from 30 percent in the year-ago quarter, but well above competitors like Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin.
Where does Fitbit fall?

Must be way down the list if they weren't even worth mentioning.
 

ghanwani

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I stopped wearing a watch about 10-12 years ago. I'm not quite ready to start again.
 

nutmac

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The rise of imoo watch indicates Apple should make a cellular watch designed for kids.

Apple Watch SE with cellular is close, but handicapped for kid's use by few factors:
  • Not rugged enough -- Apple should make more rugged version. Doesn't have to be super rugged like extreme sports watches. Just rugged enough to withstand PE class (a case with rubberized edges, raised bezel).
  • Schooltime is a great feature, but it's easy for kids to disable. Maybe the feature should notify the parent to approve (similar to Screen Time) and only allow certain approved features (e.g. texting parents).
  • Low battery life in cellular only mode, especially where reception is weak. Perhaps Schooltime should disable cellular, only periodically enabling cellular to check messages from parents (with appropriate disclaimer when a parent tries to text a kid during Schooltime) and record Find My GPS coordinates when the watch is moved significantly?
  • $329 isn't out of reach, but lower price would be better, or at least make more rugged version at the same price.
 

richman555

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I have an Apple Watch series 5 which I wear every day.

How do I use it? -

Gym - record workouts
Music - paired with my AirPods, listen to my music collection also at the Gym
Mac - I use it quite often to automatically log into my Mac and also Apple Pay
Time - use it to tell time

Things I don't like -

Being asked to Breath and Stand all day long.
Battery Life (getting old, barely makes it a day)

Overall -

Generally I am ok with it as I am a watch wearer and its quite convenient at the gym.

I may buy a new model mainly for any battery life improvements.
 

boak

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The Apple Watch battery replacement cost is quite high out of warranty. Wish it's lower.

So I decided to get AppleCare+ for my SE, which is the lowest out of all models?
 
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