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  • Analyst Predicts Apple and Samsung Will Sweep Smartwatch Market


    Jackdaw Research chief analyst, Jan Dawson, recently predicted that Apple and Samsung would basically sweep the smartwatch market. The report was spotted by Re/code just recently in regards to the statement. In the report, Dawson claimed that he felt upcoming competitors should ‘stay out of the market’ and existing competitors should postpone their plans. He stated:

    The current market simply doesn’t have room for more vendors pursuing the same narrow opportunity. We would advise most would-be vendors to stay out of the market.

    We do not recommend that existing vendors should maintain current levels of investment when market growth and the overall revenue opportunity remain poor. It is unlikely that more than one or two small vendors will be able to make a sustainable business out of smartwatches in the face of competition from Samsung and [...] Apple.
    Rumors have been trending claiming the iWatch would be launched after the upcoming iPhone(s) gets released. Reuters predicted in June that sales would hit 50 million units in the first year, and Morgan Stanley followed by stating sales would match the iPhone and iPad sales. We will have to see how true these claims are when the wearable device gets released.

    Other competitors for wearable devices include the upcoming Moto 360 by Motorola with HTC, HP, and Microsoft planning to join the market as well.

    Source: Re/code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Analyst Predicts Apple and Samsung will Sweep Smartwatch Market started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Apple is going to dominate the market. Then Samsung is going to rip off whatever they want from Apple. Same story as smartphones and tablets...
    1. Kotin6006's Avatar
      Kotin6006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Apple is going to dominate the market. Then Samsung is going to rip off whatever they want from Apple. Same story as smartphones and tablets...
      And add a ultra power saving mode that turn your watch into just a watch.
    1. StuG III's Avatar
      StuG III -
      Why did you leave out the one word in that quote? "Potentially"
    1. tongxinshe's Avatar
      tongxinshe -
      Pebble will be totally fine. Other than that? Hard to say.
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Quote Originally Posted by tongxinshe View Post
      Pebble will be totally fine. Other than that? Hard to say.
      I honestly love my Pebble. Compared to the android based smartwatches out there I'd call it more of an "above average" watch than a "smartwatch". It however does exactly what I need in a connected watch. The other smartwatches out there just don't justify a reduced battery life. Smartwatches (Apple included) are going to have to do something really special to get my Pebble off my wrist.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Are we talking about Apple dominating the market w/ the product that we've never seen a single leaked photo of BUT is coming out in a few months?

      If so, this is great news...

      I think the iWatch has been dominating this market for, like, three years now! LOL!
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Apple is going to dominate the market. Then Samsung is going to rip off whatever they want from Apple. Same story as smartphones and tablets...
      Um if you haven't noticed Samsung came out with their Smartwatch FIRST. It is Apple that's doing the rip off.
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      The so called smart watch has been around for many, many years in one form or another. However, it is only in the last two years or so that a truly smart watch as we know it today has been available

      I am unaware that Apple has announced a smart watch. Yes, there are lots of rumors and photos but as yet no so called iWatch.

      IF and WHEN Apple do announce a smart watch, then clearly it will have all the features and applications that other current smart watches have. To this end I would suggest that Apple has copied others.

      If in addition, Apple have features and applications that others do not have and these are copied by others in the future than clearly we can say that Apple has be ripped off.

      I do wish people would understand that the so called iWatch does not yet exist and stop this ridiculous nonsense that every body is ripping off Apple on a watch that does not exist or even announced.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by clive.weller View Post
      The so called smart watch has been around for many, many years in one form or another. However, it is only in the last two years or so that a truly smart watch as we know it today has been available

      I am unaware that Apple has announced a smart watch. Yes, there are lots of rumors and photos but as yet no so called iWatch.

      IF and WHEN Apple do announce a smart watch, then clearly it will have all the features and applications that other current smart watches have. To this end I would suggest that Apple has copied others.

      If in addition, Apple have features and applications that others do not have and these are copied by others in the future than clearly we can say that Apple has be ripped off.

      I do wish people would understand that the so called iWatch does not yet exist and stop this ridiculous nonsense that every body is ripping off Apple on a watch that does not exist or even announced.
      +1