Samsung’s use of the Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to climb 58% annually, which will help Wear OS.

When examining what people were actually purchasing in the wristwatch market, Google’s Wear OS was an overlooked platform. However, things are now swiftly changing. On Samsung’s back, Wear OS is still expanding, as seen by the Galaxy Watch 4’s significant growth in Q2 2022.

According to Canalys , 41.7 million wearable devices were supplied globally in Q2 2022, an increase of about 2% over the same period last year.

Apple, of course, continued to dominate the market with 26.4% of the market share and 8.4 million units delivered, representing a 6% increase from the previous year. However, Apple’s overall market share actually decreased from 31.1% the year prior.

In the meantime, Samsung saw a rise in its market share to 8.9%, passing Huawei in terms of sales to take over as the second-largest manufacturer of smartwatches. In preparation for the Galaxy Watch 5, which debuted early in Q3, the company shipped 2.8 million units in Q2 2022, largely of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Samsung had Q2 growth of 58% over the same period last year. Even if it’s still far behind Apple, there has been growth.

And it’s obviously wonderful for the Wear OS platform. More Samsung wearables sold means more app developers’ interest and more work from Google to develop the underlying infrastructure.

Cynthia Chen, an analyst at Canalys, did add that the new Galaxy Watch 5 from Samsung might face more difficult competition in the future.

Samsung is a market leader in Android when it comes to maximizing the user experience of its premium ecosystem through the use of its watches. The competition among luxury smartwatches is getting more intense as a result of recent launches from Samsung and Garmin and anticipated releases from Apple and Google in the near future. Users of smartwatches are more knowledgeable about the many models and will select the ones that offer the best tracking features for their intended uses, such as monitoring general health or athletic performance.

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