A rare peek at Apple Watch adoption rates from the developer of the Pedometer++ app.
From David Smith’s blog:
The Series 3 is being adopted incredibly quickly and just last week became the most popular Apple Watch overall amongst my users with 33% of the overall user-base. The Series 0 is steadily falling, currently at around 24%.
More stats from Smith’s blog:
- The 42mm : 38m split I’ve seen is around 60/40.
- The LTE : Non-LTE split for Series 3 has been around 50/50 (slightly higher when first released but 50/50 since Christmas)
- Overall Apple Watch adoption amongst the admittedly fitness oriented audience of Pedometer++ is around 12% overall.
Smith says he started tracking this stuff because he can’t wait to drop support for the original Apple Watch (purple in the fever chart):
From a development perspective the Series 3 is a delight to work with. It is fast, capable and LTE allows a wide variety of new applications (for example, the podcast support I added to Workouts++). This stands in contrast to the challenges of working with the Series 0 (or Apple Watch (1st generation) as Apple would call it). It is just slow and honestly a bit painful to develop for.
My take: Developers. Developers. Developers.