Canalys: Global smartwatch shipments rise in Q1 but smart bands plummet

A total of 41.7 million smartbands and smartwatches were shipped globally in Q1 2022 based on data from Canalys. 32 million of those were smartwatches with the product category experiencing a 15% growth compared to the same period last year. On the other side of the table, smart bands saw a 37% drop in shipments for the quarter which marks the sixth consecutive fall since Q4 2020.

Apple shipped the most smartwatches in Q1 2022 with a total of 9.2 million units. Cupertino also earned 22.1% of the global market share thanks to strong demand for the Apple Watch Series 7. Huawei saw 4.6…

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