New York: Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week — all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches.
Apple Watch was the leading smartwatch in the second quarter, with an estimated 4 million shipped worldwide, for a market share of more than 75 percent, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung was a distant second with 400,000 shipped and a 7.5 percent market share.
However, the market is still nascent, and Apple Watch isn't an option for people who use Android smartphones.
Samsung's Gear S2 will work on Android — and for the first time, not just Samsung's Android phones. Meanwhile, watches running Google's Android Wear software will now work with Apple's iPhones.
Here's a look at how the watches compare and how the marketplace is shaping up in light of this week's developments at the IFA tech show in Berlin.