It looks like the Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the smartwatch market, according to a new report by Counterpoint Research.
Apple apparently held 35.8 percent of the smartwatch market in quarter one of 2019, this is up slightly from the previous year, Samsung is apparently in second place with 11 percent of the market.
Commenting on the major shift in the market, Counterpoint Research Analyst, Satyajit Sinha, noted, “Apple Watch shipments grew a solid 49% YoY despite the weak demand for its iPhones. Apple continues to focus on the health-related features like ECG and fall detection in the Apple Watch Series 4. The ECG capability in the Apple Watch is the most desirable feature, according to our latest Consumer Lens survey. Apple has now received approval on its ECG features from healthcare authorities of Hong Kong and 19 other countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.”
The Apple Watch appears to becoming a popular device for Apple, the company is expected to launch a new model later this year.