Apple dominating early Smartwatch Interest

It appears that Apple has grabbed the mindshare of people’s interest in Smartwatches. ¬†While Android wear, including watches from Samsung, Motorola, and LG have been on the market for a year, and the crowd-source favorite Pebble has had a presence since 2013, many people waited, and are waiting, for an Apple Smartwatch.

I would expect Apple’s entry to legitimatize the device segment, and actually create new opportunities for both Android and Pebble, and eventually follow a pattern closer to the phone platforms, so that Android smartwatch market share will reflect the Android market share in phones, and Apple will do the same.

The following data is from a survey performed by the 451 Alliance, an Information Technology research firm.

Smartwatch Vendor choice.

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