Smartwatch market to rise, Apple Watch will lead: IDC Report

Smartwatch market to rise, Apple Watch will lead: IDC Report

Following the impressive statistics from the Smartwatch industry here we have a report showing strong potential for growth in next years. As expressed in the report the smartwatch market is expected to meet a high growth in shipments while Apple is sought beating all others to take the lead with its Apple Watch.

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This emerged after an analysis by the research firm the IDC which has predicted the growth potentials in the smartwatch shipment. The report shows Apple scoring 61.3% shares in the smartwatch market with over 13 million shipments of watch OS running devices. The Watch OS devices are followed by Android Wear with 3.2 million shipments that make 15.2% of global market shares. Pebble’s Tizen running smartwatches also make their entry with 1.7 million shipments.

In a short amount of time, smartwatches have evolved from being extensions of the smartphone to wearable computers capable of communications, notifications, applications, and numerous other functionalities. The smartwatch we have today will look nothing like the smartwatch we will see in the future. Cellular connectivity, health sensors, not to mention the explosive third-party application market all stand to change the game and will raise both the appeal and value of the market going forward.

According to the IDC the remarkable statistics by the Watch OS wearable are mostly because of the large Apple fane base and vast selection of apps. It also shows the Apple Watch getting the status of the standard to compare strengths of other wearables in the market. With more potentials and room for improvement Apple is expected with much stronger released in next years. The IDC report shows the Watch OS to grow from 2015 to 2019 at the rate of 36.5%. If Apple continues the track it may stand securing 51.1% of global market shares after four years.

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Though Apple is expected to remains unchallenged as the leader in the smartwatch market but the Android Wear is also sought with a remarkable growth potential. Over the next four years the market share may not cross the Watch OS at 34.8% but its growth rate at 80.5% is quite outstanding. If it continues Apple may lose the top spot to Android wears in future. Beside Watch OS and Android Wear the Tizen running devise are also expected to register an unprecedented growth. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.