Recently, Counterpoint, which is a well-known research organization, announced the global shipments of smartwatches in 2021. In 2021, the global shipments of smartwatches reached 127.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 28.31%. With the recovery of the epidemic, smartwatch shipments have also resumed growth.
From the data report, the top six global smartwatch shipments in 2021 are Apple, Samsung, Huawei, IMO, Amazfit, and Garmin.
Apple’s 2021 smartwatch shipments keep at the top with 38.25 million units, a year-on-year increase of 21.15%; Samsung’s smartwatch shipments reached 12.75 million units, a year-on-year increase of 35.45%; Huawei’s smartwatch shipments reached 10.2 million pieces and ranked third, a year-on-year increase of 1.47%; iMOO’s smartwatch shipments in 2021 ranked fourth with 6.37 million pieces, a year-on-year increase of 13.97%; Amazfit’s smartwatch shipments in 2021 were 6.37 million pieces It is tied for fourth place, with a year-on-year increase of 28.26%; Garmin’s smartwatch shipments in 2021 reached 6.37 million and tied for fourth place, with a year-on-year increase of 42.54%.
In addition, the data report also shows that global smartwatch shipments in the fourth quarter of 2021 reached 42.4 million units, and Samsung has successfully launched the Galaxy Watch 4 series in 2021, enhancing its market position; Huawei’s performance declined compared to 2020, but it still ranked third in the global market.
Smartwatch Market Share by Operating System in 2021:
The data reports show that smartwatch proprietary operating systems, or RTOSs, still dominate, and these systems lack the ability to install third-party apps. With the popularity of the Apple Watch, Watch OS has captured nearly one-third of the market. The biggest change to the smartwatch operating system in 2021 is Samsung’s move from Tizen to Wear OS. As a result, Google’s Wear OS share has increased from 3% in 2020 to 10% in 2021.
Smartwatch Market Proportion by Region in 2021:
The data report shows that the smartwatch market share in North America shared 30% in 2021, and smartwatch shipments are still concentrated in advanced markets such as North America and Europe. China is the largest market for children’s smartwatches, which makes it the second-largest market for children’s smartwatches with 24% of the regional market in 2021, behind North America. The Indian smartwatch market in 2020 was similar in size to the Middle East and Africa or Latin America, but experienced a four-fold explosive growth in 2021, with a share close to 10%.
Since the world’s first smartwatch came out in 2013, the shipments of smartwatches have been increasing year by year, and the market has developed rapidly. However, the highest explosion point of the smartwatch market has not yet arrived. In the field of smartwatches, there is still a lot of room for development and broad development fields. Functions and technical issues such as health monitoring and battery life can be further upgraded and improved. Although the main force of the smartwatch market is the mobile phone camp, the technology in the field of consumer electronics is changing rapidly, and you still have a great opportunity to rely on their own advantages to grab market share.
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