first_img See It Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 0 $399 Apple Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) See It Sep 1 • 7 phones with the best battery life: iPhone XR, Note 10 Plus and more Apple News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? See It Smartwatches, like the Apple Watch, are expected to continue their reign in the wearables market.  Josh Miller/CNET Smartwatches will continue to lead the wearables market into 2022, according to a forecast from market researcher IDC. Global shipments of wearable devices will reach 125.3 million units this year, up 8.5 percent from 2017, and will reach 189.9 million units in 2022, IDC said Monday. Shipments of watches this year are expected to hit 72.8 million units, with about two-thirds of the total being smartwatches. They should hit 120.2 million by 2022. WatchOS, which powers the Apple Watch, will keep its spot as the top operating system in the wearables market, though its share will decline from 44.4 percent this year to 35.8 percent in 2022. Android devices will have a 22.4 percent share of the wearables market by 2022, followed by WearOS with a 19.8 percent share, according to IDC. “Smartwatch operating systems will emphasize connection, not only between users but between wearers and other smart devices and systems,” said Ramon Llamas, research director at IDC, in a press release. “Expect further developments focusing on health with the smartwatch playing a critical role in tracking your health goals and detecting potential ailments.”Smartwatches and wristbands will dominate the wearables market, according to IDC. “Earwear” — like wireless headphones and earbuds — and smart clothing will grow their market shares as well.  Wearable Tech Gadgets Tech Industry Mobile Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app reading • Smartwatches will continue to dominate wearables into 2022, predicts IDC CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it $413 Walmart Post a comment Apple Watch Series 4 Best Buy Tags Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $349 $349 • Applelast_img