Apple Watch Lead Sags As Smartwatch Market Sinks

Posted by HardOCP News 5:30 PM (CDT)

Monday October 24, 2016

This is another one of those "we told you so" things where you guys have been saying this would happen all along. Maybe once these things hit bargain basement prices you can get them as stocking stuffers of something.

The number of smartwatches shipped over the most recent three months has declined 52 percent compared with the same July-to-September period last year, according to a report by IDC wearables analysts. Apple remains the leading smartwatch maker, but it has also seen fewer people interested in its tech-enabled timepiece this year than in 2015. It has lost significant ground to Garmin, thanks to that company's growing portfolio of fitness-focused smartwatches.