This infographic politely explains why the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch that matters

This infographic politely explains why the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch that matters
So far, the Apple Watch is doing fine. It may not be ticking on everybody's wrists just yet, but where wearables are concerned, this thing is the clear market winner right now. It's also a huge success for Apple.

Consider this - it took Cupertino just a day to sell 1 million timepieces. It also took the Apple Watch just a day to surpass the entirety of Android Wear device sales throughout 2014. That sounds downright depressing for Google and its partners, but it's not like we saw any sad faces at this year's Google I/O keynote or anything. Android Wear has ways to go! 

But still, when Tim Cook arrogantly said that the Apple Watch is the only smart-watch that matters, the man in charge was definitely onto something. Eclipsing the competition's one-year sales on day one is probably what he had in mind.

Where words fall short, pictures tell what's missing. So let this wonderful, facts-rich infographic by MobileSiri fill in the rest for you. It puts things in perspective for everyone doubting the Apple Watch, even when rightfully so.

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68 Comments

1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Very impressive. Especially given the state of wearables, I mean they are all crap.....i guess there are a lot of zombies out there.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Clearly their reasoning goes with the Apple faithful narrative....it sold a lot therefore, you should buy it. Also, "watch faces" are a reason to buy it....the Apple watch faces are terrible at the moment. They're all black largely to save battery because it has terrible battery life (like most of the others). Haptic (taptic) feedback is not unique tech. Heart rate checks are cool. Scroll dial is meh, phone calls on watch are ridiculous unless you're home I guess. S1 is not as powerful as A5, it is basically an underclocked version of it which doesn't make it as powerful AT ALL.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7032; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It took 1 day for Apple to sell 1 million of the their Apple watches to their most loyal and devote followers. If Apple started selling Apple poo, they would most likely sell a lot of those as well. This is just showing how loyal some of their customers are. What about the articles that say the vast majority of Apple watch users would not recommend buying an Apple watch.

49. waddup121 unregistered

360 > Apple watch but okay.

67. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes, but apple is running low on isheep zombies... iwatch sales plunged 90% according to slice intelligence (their data has proven to be pretty accurate in the past), selling as low as only 5000 watches per day recently. If this keeps up, android watches will be dominating iwatch.

2. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

This still doesn't explain why the Apple Watch is the only watch that matters...

5. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Apparently, since speculation and rumors say the Apple watch is selling well (at least better than Android wear) then its the only watch that matter. Strange logic but whatever floats their boat.

6. itsmeharsh

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

exactly. i was thinking the same. it is just another apple propoganda.

10. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Should have been titled Apple watch sales trivia that doesn't matter.

13. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I was expecting reasons to why the Apple watch might revolunise the industry but all I got was "LOOK HOW MUCH THE APPLE WATCH IS POPULAR". And this is largely due to the loyal fan base Apple has built over the years tbh.

47. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Nope doesn't really. All it says is "It is the only one that matters because they sell a ton" And while it can be true that if there is a large user base, allows companies easier access, and as such matters to companies. What 'matters' comes down to what people value. But because of apple's closed environment practically forcing those that invest in apple to keep investing into apple, because apple stuff does not work well with others, yet, consumers are not attacking apple over this, but simply sitting content, because they either can't figure out how to make it work with others, or don't feel that trying to argue with a multimillion dollar company, is going to work, and they are sort of right, have bought themselves into a corner.

62. murphslaws

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 22, 2015

exactly this haha, that infographic is purely Buzzfeed level clickbait crap. The writer should be ashamed.

65. Forerunner7

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Well if you read it in the Apple's way, then you'll get why they said it is the only watch that matter, since Apple only has one watch so of course it will be the only one that matter, lol.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, smartwatches don't matter at all to me

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It matters, because the sheep can't live without it.lol

7. mariow2015

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

This demonstrated nothing impressive about the timepiece itself...

8. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"18 hours of normal use. Can last for 48 hours when used for time checks only." Normal use to him must be checking 2 facebook notifications and an email message. I'm sure Samsung Gear and Motorola 360 can do better than that.

9. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol at this arrogance

11. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That's an Apple fan for you.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Then I guess Pebble is the only smartwatch that matters. It can last 7 days on a single charge which is 168 hours. If any company had loyal sheeps like Apple has in USA, I am 100% sure that their products too will sell the same way. Then is the Nokia 1100 the only phone that matters? Sold 250M units worldwide. Battery lasts for days. This infographic is a dumb argument.

15. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I could make 5 infographics telling why the Pebble Time was the only smartwatch that matters. With even more impressive sales figures for a watch that didn't even existed and was already shattering every kickstarter record into pieces. And yet, I can't care less about smartwatches. This is pure sales propaganda. The only good thing they have to say about the watch is that it's selling well? That's the worst reason I could think of for buying a product.

16. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

Sorry, after reading all that hub bub, why is the Apple Watch so great?

26. AlikMalix unregistered

Well, if taken seriously (not based on this infographic), It is great because compared to other offerings, people bought this. The proof is in the pudding - it's more expensive yet it sold more than others. Every device has tradeoffs - apple watch does too, but looks like Apple chose the right thing to focus on and the right thing to compromise. Yes some will prefer a battery life of another product, but others may prefer the ecosystem of apple watch more than 2 day battery. I know I sound like a fan boy, but that's my analysis based on how the consumer responded to smartwatches - the only true fact - the rest such as UI, fluidity, features, design, ecosystem, etc... is all subjective. For the record, everyone knows I'm a huge apple fan, but I'm not interested in Apple watch (or any other watch) this version or the next. I would take one and keep it if given as a gift, and would be excited to own one, but as a utility, I can only see two benefits: 1. Apple Pay (before my next iphone), 2. more detailed daily health data source for my Health App. Notifications are alluring, but not a must at this point...

28. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The only "right" decision from Apple that explains the sales, is giving it an Apple logo. Most people realize that too. The rest is fluff, marketing speak and cognitive dissonance at work, disguised as "reason".

32. AlikMalix unregistered

You guys need to stop attributing Apple Success to "Apple Logo" Most people keep buying Apple because they like the experience from another product, or maybe design, UI, ecosystem.. you and I dont know why Joe or Jane buys an iPhone or not buy an iPhone. I will not argue against that there are people that may buy stuff because of Apple Logo, that in some countries Apple products = status of wealth. But there are just as many people or more that WILL NOT BUY BECAUSE OF APPLE LOGO (like you probably) even if the damn thing cured cancer and ended all wars in the world - that's a two edged argument, my friend. ... But you gotta stop insinuating that the only reason apple keeps multiplying it's sales over LAST years only because of a stupid LOGO - it's a stupid argument, and it insults people that do know the difference between Android and iOS and still choose APPLE's Products.

43. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Most people I know who have apple products buy the latest apple product soley because of the logo, it may be because that's what they want but gaurenteed most times they answer "iphone is the best" when they them selves have used anything else otherwise.

45. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I'm not even talking about their phones, that's you. Wrong topic. Truth is, had the Apple watch carried an unknown brand and logo, they wouldn't have sold 10% of what they sold now. That's branding for you. It works for other large brands to a mch smaller extend too. Surveys have already showed that the most important features of a swartwatch according to potential customers are: customizable watchfaces and battery life. Two points where the Apple watch scores average to below average in the current market. But go on, keep convincing us with "reason" , denying the elephant in the room that I pointed out.

58. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Samsung Gear have a brand and logo too. Even the Gear offer SIM card and no need to bring or carry your phone anywhere you because you can call, text, internet and whatever you do but how come it does not sell like the Apple Watch. How come consumer want Apple watch rather than Samsung Gear, Moto 360 if you say that they are more better......

18. AlikMalix unregistered

The info-graphic is a bit over-reaching, the only point made is that more sales = that's what people wanted - especially when it was years after others had a chance to present their best... The rest is... meh!

24. gaming64 unregistered

Somebody who finally noticed! The people who made this infographic are iDiots.

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