Exploring the New Start of Apple Watch in the Future
When talking about Apple, I believe nobody will ignore Apple Watch. After the first generation of stereotyping, then the second generation of improvement, and then the third generation of maturity, it finally released the fourth year of major updates, from inside to outside, screen to chip updates.
As a new type of device, Apple Watch is not a popular product in terms of its functional characteristics and market attention, but positioning is an auxiliary device of the iPhone, just like the extension of the iPhone. Even Cook himself said that smart watches can not completely replace mobile phones.
Although Apple has encountered some resistance in the smartphone market, it still leads the industry in other areas, such as smart watches. According to the latest market survey, Apple Watch has been the most popular smart watch on the market, accounting for 50% of the total smart watch market share.
1. Apple Watch accounts for half of the market
Apple’s smart watches shipped 22.5 million units last year, accounting for 50 percent of the total. The latest data from Strategy Analytics, a research firm, shows that Apple is still the absolute leader in smart watches, with Apple Watch accounting for nearly 51 percent of the market in the fourth quarter of 2018.
According to Strategy Analytics, in the last quarter of 2018, Apple Watch shipped 9.2 million units worldwide, up 18% from 7.8 million in the same period last year. Apple smart watches shipped 22.5 million units last year, accounting for 50%.
However, Apple Watch’s market share is being stolen by Samsung and Fitbit. The smart watch portfolio and retail business of the two companies have improved significantly in the past year. Samsung expanded its market share in the fourth quarter with 2.4 million units shipped, accounting for 13.2% of the market share. The company shipped about 600,000 units in the same period of 2017.
Comments: Last September, Apple released its latest Apple Watch Series 4, which has a larger OLED display, thinner border and new health monitoring functions, including fall detection and electrocardiogram, compared with previous Apple Watch.
2. Apple Watch S3 Refurbisher is coming
Recently, Apple China launched a batch of refurbished Apple Watch Series 3, which belongs to the official certification refurbishment of Apple, also known as the official refurbishment product. All the refurbished Apple Watch forms are repackaged in brand-new packaging boxes, including accessories and wiring. In addition, the refurbished Apple Watch can enjoy a one-year warranty service as well as free delivery and return services.
Fortunately for those who want to buy Apple Watch cheaply, the cost-performance ratio of the refurbished Apple Watch S3 is quite good, and the variety is quite rich, including 38 mm version and 42 mm version. Among them, the cheapest version is 38 mm and GPS version. The price of the refurbished Apple Watch S3 is only 1869 yuan, and it will soon be out of stock.
At present, there are also 38mm, GPS + honeycomb version and 42mm, GPS + honeycomb version on sale, the most expensive 42mm, stainless steel, GPS + honeycomb version, the price is 3959 yuan, the price is still superior to the new version, plus the normal return and maintenance policy, you can rest assured to buy.
Comments: Although the competitiveness of the old models will decline after the launch of Apple Watch S4, the author has summarized that S3 is the best choice for the current cost performance ratio, especially for those who want an entry-level Apple smart watch, Apple Watch S3 is still worth using. If you are interested, you may go to Apple’s official website to buy it.
3. Apple Watch Added Sleep Tracking Function
Apple testers have been testing sleep tracking in secret locations near Cupertino, California, for several months, according to people familiar with the matter. One person familiar with the matter said that if it succeeds in the testing phase, Apple plans to add it to Apple Watch by 2020.
Apple is testing a sleep monitor for its future version of Apple Watch, which has been testing sleep tracking in secret locations around its headquarters in Cupertino, California, for several months. Night sleep tracking can even be part of Apple Watch’s new low-power model.
But Apple Watch has never provided a native sleep tracking feature, and Apple had good reason to do so at first. The battery life of the first generation of Apple Watch rarely exceeds the 18 hours advertised, which means that when users sleep, the watch has to be connected to a charger.
Comment: Since the launch of Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4, many users have found that their smart watches can be charged for two days or more at a time, so third-party developers have developed sleep tracking applications. Future Apple Watch models are likely to further improve battery life and allow users to wear them longer.