Maybe the smartwatch was a foolish idea.

The most recent numbers suggest as a lot, as globally deliveries fell 51.6 percent in the 3rd quarter, inning accordance with an IDC record launched on Monday.

Apple Watch led the slide, with deliveries dropping to 1.1 million units– down from 3.9 million units in the year-earlier quarter.

Despite the 71.6 percent decrease in unit deliveries, Apple continued to dominate the marketplace with a 41.3 percent share.

But that was below 70.2 percent share in the year-earlier period, which stood for the first quarter that Apple Watch had widespread retail availability.

Apple’s second-generation watch, comparative, was available only in the last two weeks of one of the most recent quarter.

Garmin’s market share of 20.5 percent rated second, sustained by year-over-year system development of 324.2 percent. IDC credited the growth to Garmin’s brand-new application shop– Link IQ– which allows customers to download and install advanced health-and-fitness apps.

Third area went to Samsung, with a 14.4 percent share– a sharp improvement associated to its Gear S2, the very first Samsung smartwatch compatible with Android OS.

Lenovo and also Pebble completed IDC’s vendor listing, each posting a shipment decline more than 50 percent.

Jitesh Ubrani, an elderly IDC research study analyst, stated the depressing quarter makes it “evident that presently smartwatches are not for every person.”

But some of the sales slack can be as a result of timing.

Besides Apple, Google held back on its Android Wear 2.0 and Samsung postponed releasing the Equipment S3 introduced in September.