While Apple still leads the smartwatch market in the third quarter of 2021, Google's Wear OS has taken a big leap in closing the gap. Analyst Counterpoint Research attributes this achievement to Samsung's recent use of Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 4.
On Monday, Counterpoint Research showed the market share of wearable operating systems from the first quarter of 2020. As of the third quarter of 2021, Apple Watch held at least a 28% share. However, Wear OS rose from 4% in the second quarter of 2021 to 17% in the third quarter, quickly outpacing Apple to 22%. Sojong
Lim, Counterpoint's chief analyst, is fully indicative of Samsung's shift. Tizen's Google Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 4. He believes that Google alone can't achieve much in the wearables field. p>
Lim said he chose it because of its low efficiency and slow response time. p>
Counterpoint also believes that the Apple Watch 7 Series delay in the last quarter of 2021 was a factor. p>
When Samsung first announced. With the change of the Galaxy Watch 4 to Wear OS, it was expected to bring more software to the Galaxy Watch thus increasing the range of Wear OS. Not only did Samsung significantly outperform the Wear OS market share, but the Galaxy Watch 4 also ranked second in smartwatch offerings. Another chart from Counterpoint shows that Samsung shipments arrived at Huawei last year. Samsung, in particular, had the "highest quarterly shipments."
Wear OS market share quadrupled in Q3 2021 thanks to Galaxy Watch 4