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Tizen overtakes Android Wear in smartwatch market share

The Gear Live was Samsung’s first and only Android Wear-powered smartwatch. It was released back in 2014 and while many thought that Samsung would launch another one, the company confirmed last year that it will no longer make Android Wear smartwatches. Samsung said that it would only make smartwatches that run on its Tizen platform.

Tizen OS is now being used by Samsung in all of its wearable devices. The platform has also been worked into the company’s smart home appliances and other connected devices. So it makes perfect sense for Samsung to stick with Tizen when it comes to smartwatches. What may have appeared as a gamble last year seems to have paid off.

A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that Tizen has overtaken Android Wear in market share this past quarter. It now accounts for 19 percent of the smartwatch market compared to Android Wear’s 18 percent. This is the first time that it has advanced against Google’s wearable platform since Q4 2015.

Android Wear hasn’t been able to make significant gains against the Apple Watch which remains the leader with 57 percent of the market share. Tizen has seen considerable growth over the past two years as its market share has climbed from 6.7 percent to 19 percent.

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sammorphous
sammorphous

Every day Tizen grows up and stay more significantly mobile system in wearable sector. Users complained about apps for wearable Gear but it is past I think. There is no problem anymore to find good apps for Gear in Samsung store. For example great Spotify explains all. Even GameBoy emulator is available for Gear watches. Tizen is much better operating system for watches than unwieldy Android Wearable, even 2.0+.

maccyb
maccyb

A good performance and shows Apple needs a new watch. Their market share 2 years ago was 75%. The Gear S3 and S2 have definitely been a success story.

ELton Brooks
ELton Brooks

The Apple Watch ⌚️ only came out in 2015. Do the math that is 2 yrs. Samsung and Android wear had come out 2 to 3 yrs before that. They both were leading the market. Now 2 years later Apple is dominating the wearable market and Tizen and Android Wear are fighting for the scraps. So tell me how does Samsung comes out first with a smart watch 5 or 6 years ago and not be the leader? How are they fighting for scraps. That’s some success story, lol. Okay I am finished, you 2 can go back to your… Read more »

Ogishi
Ogishi

Well done. Keep up.