target audience: TECH SUPPLIER Publication date: Apr 2023 - Document type: Market Share - Doc Document number: # US50568023
U.S. Smartwatch Market Shares, 2022: Apple Stays Out in Front
This IDC study examines the market shares of the major vendors in the U.S. smartwatch market in 2022.
"Smartwatches were one of the few bright spots in the U.S. wearables market in 2022," points out Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Whereas the rest of the market saw double-digit declines, smartwatches managed a year of growth, thanks in large part to high-end and more expensive models coming to market. This could be the start of a new step in the U.S. wearables market where current owners are looking for more expensive and more fully featured models for their next upgrades as the market for first-time users starts to disappear."