Today in the world there are about 1.9 million wearable devices running Android Wear. This is the conclusion reached by the author of the blog the Overspill Charles Arthur, after studying the statistics of Google Play.
Although recently the number of gadgets based on Android Wear increased (in February 2015, there were 1.2 million pieces), the specialist draws attention to the fact that of the popularity they are noticeably inferior to the Apple Watch. According to Dailycomm analysts, Apple has supplied the world market with about 7 million smart watches since their debut in April of this year.
For each device running Android Wear, you need a specialized application that is installed on the gadget paired with an Android smartphone. Based on data on the number of downloads of apps for Android Wear blogger counted how many smart watches with this OS was sold and is in use.
By itself, the result of 1.9 million looks quite impressive, but comparing it with the total number of users of Android devices that are capable of working in tandem with the wearable gadgets on the Android Wear (these include smartphones with Android OS from version 4.3 and above), the specialist found out that a smart watch running Google chose only 0.2% of the total user base.
Thus, it appears that the trends in the market of smart-watches at odds with the trend in smartphone market. Android is currently the largest platform by number of users. According to the CEO of Google Sandar Pichai, there are 1.4 billion Android devices.
Apple is far behind from competitor – in the words of CEO Tim cook, the company sold about 750 million iPhones. However, in the segment of wearable devices ahead of the Apple Watch on the popularity of Google.