Global shipments of smartwatches in the third quarter of this year increased by 16% over the same period last year. Such data are available to the specialists of the analytical company Counterpoint Research.
With the launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Samsung has reached the highest level of quarterly shipments, closing the gap with Apple and taking second place from Huawei. With this series of smartwatches, the South Korean manufacturer has expanded its app ecosystem using Android-based Wear OS instead of Tizen. The novelty is offered in two versions – basic and classic.
Apple still ranks first, but its share declined by 10% on an annualized basis. In third place is Amazfit.
According to analysts, the most striking events of this quarter are the rapid growth of Indian brands. The Noise and boAt smartwatches, which ranked # 1 and # 2 in the Indian market respectively, were shipped more than double their sales in the previous quarter.
App Store Awards 2021 – Best iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV Apps and Games Named
Apple has announced the winners of the annual App Store Awards, which have identified the best apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. As usual, the App of the Year and Best Game categories are categorized by device. Apple has added a new Trends of the Year category this year.
The App of the Year for the iPhone is Toca Life World, a colorful game for kids by Toca Boca. LumaFusion video editing app was voted the best iPad app. The app has established itself as one of the most trusted content creator tools in Apple’s mobile ecosystem. Co-founder Terry Morgan said daily user activity doubled during the pandemic.
Craft named Mac App of the Year. It is an office application built natively for macOS (there are also versions for iOS and iPadOS) that allows you to create and edit documents and notes with images, videos and PDF attachments in a structured and visually appealing way. Carrot Weather is the Apple Watch App of the Year. It offers detailed meteorological readings, and you can choose how much to show different information. The best app for Apple TV is Dazn (streaming service).
- For iPhone – League of Legends: Wild Rift
- For iPad – MARVEL Future Revolution
- For Mac – Myst
- For Apple TV – Space Marshals 3
- Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Fantasian
Trends of the year:
- Among Us!
All-weather heart rate and SpO2 detection, 95 training modes, NFC, AMOLED screen, water resistant and up to 14 days of battery life for $ 40. Introduced the improved fitness bracelet Honor Band 6
Today Honor introduced not only Honor 60 smartphones, but also an improved version of its popular fitness bracelet Band 6. The device is called and looks exactly the same as the current version, and they can only be distinguished by the catalog number: the current Band 6 has B19 , the new one has B39.
The updated Honor Band 6 still has the same 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate sensor, sleep, menstrual and ovulation monitoring system, dust and water protection (5ATM), 14 days of battery life and magnetic charging.
There are two innovations. An advanced pulse oximeter that works continuously in any weather, and can also give an alarm if blood oxygenation falls below a threshold. And also an increased number of training modes – 95 instead of 10.
The new Honor Band 6 has risen in price a little: the standard version will retail for $ 40, and the version with NFC – $ 45. But the first buyers in China are promised discounts, bringing the price down to $ 32 and $ 40, respectively.
Amazfit has surpassed Huawei to become the third largest smartwatch brand in the world. Apple and Samsung are in the lead
According to the latest data from Counterpoint Research, Amazfit, known for its various wearables, became the third largest smartwatch supplier in the world in the third quarter of this year, overtaking the Chinese giant Huawei.
Amazfit managed to ship about 9.9 million units of its smartwatches in the third quarter of 2021, up 89% over the same period last year. The company now occupies 5.8% of the global smartwatch market.
The company’s overseas sales accounted for 61.8% of total sales. In Germany, sales increased 150% year-on-year, while shipments in Turkey increased 324% year-on-year. The company received a good response in the European market, in Italy, Spain and Germany. The most popular models are the GTR 2e, GTS 2e and T-Rex Pro.
Apple retained its leading position in the smartwatch market in the third quarter with a share of 21.8%, but it was down 10% year-over-year. Samsung came in second with record shipments of the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, helping the brand increase its share from 9.9% to 14.4%.
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