According to a new report published by Canalys, smart watch Fitbit and Garmin make a serious competition to the Apple Watch.
The increased activity of manufacturers of wearable gadgets like Fitbit and Garmin, has led to the fact that the market share of smart devices owned by the Apple Watch, has slightly decreased. However, sales of smart watches Apple compared to 2016 has increased.
In the second quarter of 2018, the demand for the Apple Watch was 30% more than the same period last year. The company from Cupertino managed to sell about 3.5 million accessories. Thus, during the year, the market share decreased from 43% to 34%.
Apple constantly opens new markets and expands the supply in the Pacific region. Thanks to the activity of the company, other manufacturers also begin to develop a series of smart watches. Therefore, consumers had greater choice of devices for heart rate tracking, training intensity, navigate and perform many other functions than a year ago.
According to estimates Canalys, in the second quarter of 2018 in the world has sold about 10 million smart watches.
Perhaps with the release of the Apple Watch Series 4, which will be held in the fall of 2018, the company from Cupertino be able to win a dominant position in the industry.