Growing smartwatch market in 2022: Apple still the leader, Xiaomi in the Top 4

More and more wrists are equipped with connected watches, despite a slowdown in the global economy.

According to the latest figures from Counterpoint Research, the global distribution of connected watches grew by 13% between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022, representing double-digit growth for the fifth consecutive quarter despite inflation and the slowdown in the economy. 'Mondial economy.

Apple maintains its number one position and experiences 14% growth between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022. Samsung, for its part, consolidates its second position with growth of 46% over the same period. Special mention finally for Xiaomi which enters for the first time in the Top 4 sellers of smartwatches with a growth of 69%. The manufacturer breaks its distribution record every quarter with rapidly rising market shares across the planet.