The smartwatch market is one of the most interesting . If a few years ago, he heard only advanced users and geeks, and now Apple Watch are movie stars, politicians – in General, those who are far from the world of modern technology. No wonder smart watches are getting more popular.

No wonder research firm IDC issued a forecast for the industry of wearable devices in 2019. According to experts, the global market for wearable devices will grow by 15.3% in 2019 to 198,5 million units. Looking ahead, IDC expects that by 2023, the supply of such gadgets will reach 279 million units.

IDC uses a relatively broad definition when it comes to “wearable devices”, because wireless headphones with smart assistants, watches, bracelets and “smart clothes.” But the watches are the largest class of wearable devices for IDC, accounting for 44 % of the total market in 2018.

In 2019, analysts expect the Apple Watch “will lead”, despite growing competition from Android and other manufacturers.

Without a doubt, the smart watch from Apple will be to lead, despite the growing competition from hours, working on different Android versions and skins. Share WatchOS will be 27.5% of all hours in 2023.

Earlier this month IDC released its data for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company said that the Apple Watch was 10.4 million shipments during the quarter. This is slightly higher than a year earlier.

As for the Apple, official figures on the sales of the Watch to share while she does not want to. And instead, in their reports, have added them into the General class of “other devices”, which, among other things, now includes devices such as iPod, Apple TV, Beats, and various accessories, there are positions that are not primary points of profit for the company. According to tradition (like many companies besides Apple) focusing on the fourth quarter of this year. Usually all the “cream” collected at this time, as this period accounted for the bulk sales in connection with the approaching Christmas and new year holidays.