The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry by a huge margin in 2019. Apple Watch shipped around 31 million units worldwide in 2019, compared with 21 million for all Swiss watch brands combined.
According to Strategy Analytics, a global, independent research and consulting firm, the traditional Swiss watchmakers, like Swatch and Tissot, are losing the smartwatch wars. Apple Watch is delivering a better product through deeper retail channels and appealing to younger consumers who increasingly want digital wristwear.
“We estimate Apple Watch shipped 30.7 million units worldwide in 2019, growing a healthy 36 percent from 22.5 million in 2018. A blend of attractive design, user-friendly tech, and sticky apps makes the Apple Watch wildly popular in North America, Western Europe, and Asia”, Steven Waltzer, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement.
The latest smartwatch from the Cupertino-based tech giant Apple Watch Series 5 is powered by WatchOS 6 and comes with a new ‘Always On’ display feature. The latest smartwatch from Apple features top-of-the-line ECG and fall detection features, among other health benefits.
For added personal safety while traveling, users with cellular models of Watch Series 5 can now complete international calls to emergency services, regardless of where the device was originally purchased or if the cellular plan has been activated. New location features, from a built-in compass to current elevation, help users better navigate their day. Watch Series 5 is available in a wider range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic and an all-new titanium variant.