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Apple Watch shipments grew 22% year-over-year in 2018

Global smartwatch shipments grew a healthy rate of 48% year-on-year (YoY) in quarter one (Q1) if 2019 driven by Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, according to Counterpoint Research.

“Apple Watch shipments grew a solid 22% YoY in 2018,” says analyst Satyajit Sinha. “Apple Watch Series 4 was the star performer. It sold 11.5 million units during 2018, making it the best-selling model for the year. We believe its success was due to its focus on health-related features like ECG and fall detection. Further, it speaks volumes of how far Apple has come with Apple Watch as a meaningful health device.”

Counterpoint says the top five smartwatch models accounted for 48% of the market in 2018. They are: Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit Versa, Imoo Z3, and Apple Watch Series 2.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.