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Apple Watch Series 5 dominates India’s Smart Watch Market

Apple Watch Series 5 dominates India’s Smart Watch Market

The Indian market for wearables grew by 30.9 percent sequentially in the second quarters of 2019

As India’s millennial base and disposable income becomes stronger, India offers great potential for the Smart Watch market which is dominated by Apple. The Indian market for wearables grew by 30.9 percent sequentially in the second quarters of 2019, reaching an all-time high of 30 lakh shipments in a single quarter. Smart Watches witnessed a 99.6 percent and 42.9 percent growth in the second quarter. Fossil returned after struggling with stock issues and became the leading wearable brand after 34 per cent category share. However, Apple remains in the lead for Smart Watch lovers all over the country.

According to Sanjay Gupta (India Head), Vice President and India Country Manager, NXP Semiconductors, “technological advancements combined with machine learning abilities, embedded Artificial Intelligence technology along with IoT can unlock a whole new world of opportunities for the Smart Watch market in 2020”.

Top 5 Smart Watches in India In 2019:

  1. Apple Watch Series 5: Powered by OS6, it comes with the ‘Always On’ display feature. It is the latest smart watch from Apple and features the top of the line ECG and fall detection features among many other benefits. It is available at a starting price of Rs 40,900 in India.
  2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G: it is Samsung’s first smart watch to launch with e-SIM support. The Watch Active 4G lets users respond to messages, use GPS, stream music and much more without using a smartphone. It is available in India at around Rs 31,000.
  3. Huawei Watch GT 2:Huawei Watch GT 2 is the successor of the Huawei Watch GT that the company launched earlier this year. The Watch is powered by a Kirin A1 SoC which has been launched exclusively for wearable devices. The Huawei Watch GT 2 is available at a starting price of Rs 14,990.
  4. Amazfit GTR: The smartwatch is equipped with 24-day battery life, 1.39-inch AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla 3 tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating. GTR (47.2 mm standard edition) comes in titanium; stainless steel and aluminium alloy models and is available for Rs 10,999.
  5. Fossil Gen 5: Powered by Wear OS, Fossil has introduced the Gen 5 Smartwatch in the growing India wearable market for Rs 22,995 that promises extended battery mode and has a swim proof speaker.


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