Global Smartwatch Chips Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (32-bit, 64-bit, and Others), By Application (Android System Smartwatch, iOS System Smartwatch, Windows System Smartwatch, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2023 – 2032

Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics


Global Smartwatch Chips Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Smartwatch Chips Market was valued at USD 1.96 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.7% from 2023 to 2032
  • The Worldwide smartwatch chips market is expected to reach USD 4.95 Billion by 2032
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global smartwatch chips market is expected to reach USD 4.95 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 9.7% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.


Market Overview

A smartwatch chip is a small electronic component that powers the processing and communication capabilities of a smartwatch. These chips integrate various functions such as processing, graphics, memory, connectivity, and sensors in a single package to enable the smartwatch to perform various tasks like tracking health and fitness, sending and receiving messages, making and receiving calls, controlling smart home devices, and more. The market for smartwatch chips is highly competitive, with leading players such as Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel offering advanced chipsets with high processing power, energy efficiency, and connectivity options. These chipsets are designed to run on various operating systems, including Wear OS, watch OS, and Tizen. As the demand for smartwatches grows, the trend towards more advanced chipsets with greater functionality and better power efficiency is expected to continue.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for smartwatch chips market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the smartwatch chips market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the smartwatch chips market.



Global Smartwatch Chips Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 1.96 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:9.7%
2032 Value Projection:USD 4.95 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Type, By Application, By Region and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies Covered:Qualcomm Technologies Inc.,   Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., MediaTek Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., Nordic Semiconductor ASA,  Dialog Semiconductor PLC,  Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V.,   Infineon Technologies AG,  Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics N.V., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Ambiq Micro Inc., Silicon Laboratories Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Semtech Corporation
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The smartwatch chips market is driven by several factors. Firstly, the growing popularity of smartwatches as a fashion accessory and fitness tracker is driving demand for more advanced and powerful smartwatch chips. Additionally, the increasing integration of smartwatches with other devices, such as smartphones and smart home devices, is driving demand for chips with advanced connectivity features. The growing trend of contactless payments is also driving demand for chips with NFC capabilities. Moreover, the rise in demand for wearable technology in healthcare is fueling the development of smartwatch chips with advanced health monitoring features. Lastly, the increasing focus on battery life and power efficiency is driving the development of chips with improved energy efficiency and longer battery life.


Restraining Factors

The smartwatch chips market faces several restraints, including the high cost of development and manufacturing. The small form factor of smartwatch chips also presents challenges for manufacturers, as it can be difficult to fit all the necessary components into a small space while maintaining optimal performance. The limited battery life of smartwatches also presents a challenge, as consumers demand longer battery life for extended use. Additionally, privacy and security concerns surrounding the collection and storage of health data on smartwatches may impact consumer adoption. Lastly, the availability of low-cost alternatives, such as fitness trackers and basic smartwatches, may hinder the growth of the smartwatch chips market.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the 64-bit type segment accounted for around 54.8% market share

On the basis of type, the global smartwatch chips market is segmented into 32-bit, 64-bit, and others. The 64-bit type segment is dominating with the largest market share in 2022, due to its improved processing capabilities and better power efficiency compared to 32-bit processors. 64-bit processors enable smartwatches to handle more complex and data-intensive applications, including health monitoring, gaming, and multimedia. Additionally, the improved energy efficiency of 64-bit processors enables longer battery life, which is a critical factor for smartwatch users. The 64-bit processors also support advanced features such as LTE connectivity, GPS, and NFC, further driving the demand for 64-bit smartwatch chips in the market.


  • In 2022, the iOS system smartwatch segment dominated the market with more than 57.6% revenue share

Based on application, the global smartwatch chips market is segmented into android system smartwatches, iOS system smartwatches, windows system smartwatches, and others. Out of this, the iOS system smartwatch is dominating the market with the largest market share in 2022, due to the popularity of the Apple Watch. Apple has a loyal customer base, and its integration with other Apple devices, such as iPhones, iPads, and Macs, is a significant advantage. The Apple Watch's advanced health monitoring capabilities, including ECG monitoring and fall detection, are also driving its popularity. Additionally, the availability of a wide range of apps on the Apple Watch, including those for fitness, productivity, and entertainment, further cements its position as a leader in the smartwatch market.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Smartwatch Chips Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America dominated the market with more than 35.8% revenue share in 2022.


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Based on region, North America dominates the smartwatch chips market due to several factors. Firstly, the region is home to several key players in the smartwatch industry, including Apple, Fitbit, and Garmin, which have a strong presence in the market. Additionally, the high disposable income and willingness to adopt new technology among consumers in North America drives demand for smartwatches and smartwatch chips. Furthermore, the region has a well-developed healthcare sector, which drives demand for smartwatches with health monitoring capabilities. Lastly, the presence of advanced technological infrastructure, including high-speed internet and mobile networks, supports the adoption and usage of smartwatches, further driving demand for smartwatch chips in this region.


Recent Developments

In August 2022, Recently, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset to power upcoming smartwatches. One of the notable features of this chipset is the inclusion of an AON co-processor that enables offloading of experiences, resulting in faster tilt-to-wake response, improved alarm functionality, continuous heart rate monitoring, step tracking, timers, and haptic feedback.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global smartwatch chips market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • Nordic Semiconductor ASA
  • Dialog Semiconductor PLC
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Intel Corporation
  • STMicroelectronics N.V.
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Ambiq Micro Inc.
  • Silicon Laboratories Inc.
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • ON Semiconductor Corporation
  • Semtech Corporation


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global smartwatch chips market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Smartwatch Chips Market, By Type

  • 32-bit
  • 64-bit
  • Others


Smartwatch Chips Market, By Application

  • Android System Smartwatch
  • iOS System Smartwatch
  • Windows System Smartwatch
  • Others


Smartwatch Chips Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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