Despite the fact that the Apple Watch is over a year old and faces many of the same challenges of competing brands, it continues to dominate the smartwatch market.
According to newly released information from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple shipped 1.6 million watches in the second quarter of 2016, whereas Samsung shipped approximately 600,000 Tizen-based devices.
Apple and Samsung were followed by Android Wear watch producers Lenovo (which sells watches under the Motorola brand) and LG at 300,000 each. Bringing up the rear was Garmin, which shipped 100,000 of its fitness-focused devices.
But though Apple is still far and away the market leader, representing 47 percent of the overall pie, it has seen a serious, if expected, decline over the past year.
Last year at the same time the OEM owned 72 percent of the market, resulting in a year-over-year decline in growth of 55 percent. Of course, the comparison is an unfair one, since it corresponds to the quarter that held the initial launch of the device.