Apple Watch Facts and Statistics (2021) | By the Numbers

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Here are the most interesting Apple Watch facts and statistics that I've been able to dig up so far. As always, I will be adding to and updating this post often, so be sure to check back regularly for changes.

Apple Watch Facts and Statistics

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It seemed like speculation of an Apple watch (or Apple iWatch) went on for years (probably second in tech rumors only to an Apple TV set or the Facebook dislike button) and finally, in 2015, Apple fanatics got what they were dreaming of...sort of.

While the Apple watch isn't exactly an iPhone on your wrist like some anticipated and it's price is a bit high relative to its competitors, it is a nice little device that has enjoyed mostly positive reviews and has put up some pretty impressive numbers in terms of sales, apps and market share.

Here are a few of the early results for the Apple Watch. As always, be sure to check back in the future for updates and additions to this post.

Apple Watch Facts

  • Website:
  • Year launched: 2015
  • Developer: Apple
  • Operating system: watchOS
  • Version Release Dates:
    • Gen 1: 2015
    • Series 1 & 2: 2016
    • Series 3: 2017
    • Series 4: 2018
    • Series 5: 2019
    • Series 6 & SE: 2020

Apple Watch Statistics

Apple's share of the global wearable market:

Apple watchOS' share of the wearables OS market:


Last updated 7/23/16

Estimated percentage of Americans that own an Apple Watch:


Last updated 4/11/16

Wearables, Home and Accessories revenue for Apple (annual):

Average number of Apple Watches sold per minute:


Last updated 8/1/16

Apple Watch's share of global smartwatch market:


Last updated 10/24/16

Apple Watch's Percentage of smartwatch sales in 2015:

more than 50%

Last updated 1/13/16

Estimated Apple watch sales in China:

1 million watches

Last updated 9/2/15

Projected number of Apple Watches to be sold in 2019:

33 million

Last updated 10/31/18

Estimated Apple Watch sales (annual):

Estimated number of Apple Watch sold in 2015:

11.6 million watches

Estimated percentage of all Apple Watches sold that are used in China:


Last updated 9/2/15

Number of apps in the Apple Watch App Store:

19,000 apps

Last updated 7/23/16

Percentage of Apple Watch owners that have used Apple Pay:


Last updated 8/18/15

Top category for developed Apple Watch apps:

Utilities (12% of all apps)

Last updated 6/8/15

Despite popular belief, the Health & Fitness category only ranks 5th in number of apps developed for the Apple Watch.

Percentage of Apple Watch owners that say they use it for health and fitness monitoring:


Last updated 4/11/16

Number of game apps available for the Apple Watch:


Last updated 6/8/15

Amount that Apple Watch's components reportedly cost:


Last updated 4/30/15

Percentage of Apple Watch Owners that say they'll upgrade when the next version is released:


Last updated 4/11/16

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