Apple Watch has a huge impact on the smartwatch market after being launched
In terms of global unit shipments, 4 million Apple Watches were delivered during the second quarter. That compares with the 400,000 units shipped by Samsung. During last year's second quarter, Samsung shipped 700,000 timepieces. The manufacturers comprising the "others" category saw their shipments increase from 300,000 to 900,000 year-over-year. The huge impact of the Apple Watch can be seen as shipments from those vendors tripled from last year's second quarter, but the category's market share still declined.
Strategy Analytics says that the number of smartwatches shipped during the second quarter added up to 5.3 million units, up sharply from the 1 million shipped during last year's second quarter. 93% of the increase in shipments is attributable to the launch of the Apple Watch.