Apple Watch
The Apple Watch Reuters/Stephen Lam

The Apple Watch has been a sensation since it came to market last April but Apple’s never officially released numbers to show how well the gadget’s doing in the marketplace. But credible data shows Apple might have sold over seven million of its smartwatches since the gadget’s launch.

Analysts say it’s an overwhelming record that beat all other vendors’ combined shipments in the past five quarters. Apple previously experienced severe supply chain constraints but with this out of the way, Apple Watch sales boomed and are expected to only gain momentum in Q4 (the Christmas season), as reported by The Register.

Research firm Canalys said Apple was the only smartwatch maker in the third quarter to ship over 300,000 units. In this same quarter, Pebble released its Pebble Time Steel, which helped the company ship over 200,000 units.

On the other hand, shipments of Samsung’s Gear watch fell ahead of the release of the Gear S2 in the fourth quarter. Fossil and Tag Heuer will launch their first smartwatches before the end of the year, leading to tougher competition among smartwatch makers, said CNet.

Apple Watch is ahead of the race, knocking down hard-hitters like Motorola, Samsung and LG with its wearable tech. To add more to its appeal, the Apple Watch is available in more colours and styles with boosted capabilities enhanced by the Watch OS2 upgrade. The idea is to continue with its fantastic sales figures so Apple Watch stays number one in sales.

Meanwhile, Fitbit and Xiaomi are still the most touted basic fitness bands, though the bands’ lack a few essential features.

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