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Data shows that Samsung led Amazon and Best Buy in wearable sales during Q4

Data shows that Samsung led Amazon and Best Buy in wearable sales during Q4
According to data put together by JeeQ, Fitbit and Samsung dominated smartwatch/fitness tracker sales at Best Buy during the fourth quarter. The large-sized Fitbit Surge fitness watch with heart rate monitor in black was the top selling wearable from October through December at the big box retailer. The Samsung Gear S2 in black was next, followed by the Samsung Gear Fit in black.

The small-sized Fitbit Surge in black was fourth followed by the Asus Zenwatch 2 in Gunmetal/Brown. Among other well known wearables, the 42mm Motorola Moto 360 in black finished ninth with the 46mm model in silver right behind it. The Microsoft Band in black was 12th. During the fourth quarter, Samsung had the largest share at Best Buy among wearable manufacturers at 39.01%. Fitbit was next with a 17.91% slice of the pie.

At Amazon, the A8Power U8 smartwatch was the beneficiary of a huge discount (89%), which propelled it to the top of the online retailer's wearables sales chart for Q4. The Prime Bluetooth U8 wrist watch was second followed by the 42mm Apple Watch Sport in Space Gray. The Motorola Moto 360 in black leather, and the Samsung Gear S2 finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

At Amazon during the last quarter of the year, Samsung had the largest share of wearable sales at 23.80%. Apple was next with the Apple Watch accounting for 11.85% of smartwatch/fitness tracker sales.


source: JeeQ

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posted on 05 Jan 2016, 11:40 15

1. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


You taking notes Apple Fanboys? This is how it's done. Samsung killing it.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:13 2

6. Wiencon (Posts: 2016; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Wow, commenting on every Apple related article today. You want cookie or what?

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:58

10. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


U can.have my cockie if u want sheep.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 14:05 9

12. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


This isn't an Apple related article though, so I fail to see how that applies here?!

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 14:12

14. Wiencon (Posts: 2016; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Ah pardon me, so he's much more stupid to bring Apple to non-Apple article.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 14:34 3

17. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Thanks TechieXP!!

iBoys are so weird.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 11:45 10

2. natypes (Posts: 1104; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I bought my S2 classic at Best Buy. Love it.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:00 1

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 1907; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Can an 89% discount be seen as good in anyway? (Except for customers)

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:09 2

4. DRS1977 (Posts: 488; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Everything is almost right about the Gear S2, it just needs Google Now integration and more apps and refined software. They are on the right track.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 14:10 2

13. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I have a question. What kind of apps can you put on a smartwatch they dont already have that you think is missing.

I want you to list them.

An app that just brings the notification from it on your phone to your watch isnt what I am talking about. I am talking about a standalone smartwatch app that you think they dont have enough of. I will be patiently waiting.

I am not trolling you. I just need to understand what you are thinking since you posts never have details.

For me personally I can't think of a specific beneficial app that would bring something unique to the smartwatch that I can't already do on my phone.

I saw many of the Android Wear apps, and as with apple Watch and Samsung Gear, more than 90% of the apps are all watch faces. In fact the Gear S2 just came out and it has more watch faces than the Apple Watch.

But even though CNN and ESPN have standlone apps for the watch that dont require your phone, they arent offering anything my phone doesnt do already.

I do agree we need more apps. I am just asking what kind that we dont have already.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 15:30

20. DRS1977 (Posts: 488; Member since: 27 May 2015)


The biggest thing that I want is Google Now and Google Maps. S-Voice is absolutely terrible on the S2. HERE maps isn't that great on the S2 either. I owned an S2 Classic for a month so I know. I also want stand-alone airline apps like Delta, American, etc. When I had my S2, I also could not get Gmail to sync with my watch. I had to use Samsung's email app on my GS6. There is also no good stock market app as well which I really want.

I sold my Gear S2 Classic, but I may go back again if they get more apps and improve the software. Whatspp and Slickdeals apps are also a must for me. They also said that Samsung Pay would be working in November, but that hasn't happened yet so I am also sore about that also.

Like I said, they are headed in the right direction, but need bugs worked out.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 16:10

23. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Ok. So now I understand.
For me Google Now/Maps wouldn't be a huge benefit on the watch. Because I can't think of anywhere I would go that I would need such. After all if I am traveling that far, my phone is goign to be with me. But again, that's just me.

Airline App? again if you're flying, aren't you taking your phone? The watch screen is to small to show a plane ticket.

Gmail sync. Even though it doesnt sync with Gmail directly, but give it time I am sure Google will bring the app, I setup my Gmail in the Samsung app anyways so I still get all my emails on my watch. So for me, the actual Gmail app isnt a bonus or benefit.

I'm not into stocks, but doesn't the Bloomberg app offer that? I removed it, but installed it to see what it does. I placed the tickers that I use to watch like MSFT, Yahoo, Google, Apple, Tesla and Intel. Seems to work ok. But not sure what you want specifically. Its just a bit convoluted to setup as you have to install the phone app to add the list you want.

Yes the delay on Samsung Pay is an issue. however the November date I saw was for the phone. The watch date was early 2016 from what I read.

As far as the apps. Samsung as we have seen even on their phones just doesn't get the support Apple does. Even though Android is number one in market, even though Samsung sells twice as many phones as Apple, even though they have a easy platform to make apps for, the devs don't. It's their lose but our lose too.

Maybe if Samsung support Android Wear, it woudl get more app support. Because I know dev dont want t make apps for so many platforms. But Samsung is trying to depend not so much on Google, but it could hurt them. The plus side to Tizen is Samsung dont have to worry about breaking any rules and can do what they want. In that case they need their own dev team to create apps that work with the things we use most if devs wont simply make an app.

But thanks for responding. I do agree with you we need more apps. But for me, I want apps that my phone can;t do already because install the same app on both devices to me defeats the purpose. I may as well just have my phone. Whoever, yes I too want to also have the benefit of using other apps in case i dont take my phone.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 18:56

25. DRS1977 (Posts: 488; Member since: 27 May 2015)


I am hoping also that the next gen WiFi version has a speaker but keeps the same thinness. Android Wear is getting speaker support soon, so that is going to be a must for the WiFi only version of the S3 IMO.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:10 7

5. dmakun (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Yep! The Gear S2 has been good to me. Purchased from BestBuy ;-)

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:23 1

7. sissy246 (Posts: 3726; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Saw the gear s2 in best buy Sunday. The one with leather band looks great. Way nice then iwatch. But not a fan of the rubber bands.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:44 1

9. natypes (Posts: 1104; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I put a black metal band on my S2 classic. It looks awesome.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:59

11. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Add android wear and bigger sizes and the s2 classic wil be perfect.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 15:28

19. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The original Gear S was big, but it was complained to be to big. So how much bigger does the gear 2 need to be. Its not all that much smaller than the original. It's just round. The display si big enough for what the device is capable of doing which isnt much. If you need larger, that si what the phone is for.

I dont want an Ironman watch on my arm.
http://gadgets.infoniac.com/uimg/timex-ironman-global-trainer-gps-heart-rate-monitor-watch.jpg

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 14:18

15. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Me and the wife have had our for about a month or so. We got them from T-Mobile.
My only complaint was the battery-life was dismal compared to my original Gear S which I still have.

But to days ago, I installed a 5MB update which dealt with battery-life and it appears to be better.

Like I pull the watch off the charger at roughly 730 and by none it would be at 50% or less before the update and would die before bedtime which is around 1030.

Today I pulled the watch off the charger at 745, it i snow 215 CST and its at only 80%. So whatever they did, it certainly fixed that issue, because it was bleeding power and I dont even actually use the thing and its connected to my phone 90% of the day, so it never has to use 3G.

But I love the look and style. I have installed several watch faces, including a cool one that looks like those globes with the static inside.

For me it is a nice toy. It didn't bring anything to the table that made it worth buying over my Gear S. But it is nice, but it's not worth $360 though. But it does more than most at similar pricing. But I tossed it on a payment plan do $10 per month extra is no big deal.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 14:31 3

16. JoeDirt (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


Techie -

I bought the Apple Watch just to try it out, with the full intent of returning it within 14 days. I was absolutely shocked by how much I used it. While it's true that 90% of apps do not benefit from a smart watch the ones that do are incredibly convenient.

Controlling the music in my car and house.
Controlling my entire DirecTV
Attending events with the tickets right on the watch face.
Apple Pay.
Fitness Tracking
Driving Directions
Siri
Notifications and glances.

These may not seem like a big deal, but you get spoiled when you can change the song or a TV channel just be touching your wrist! The batter life has improved immensely on my phone because I don't have to pull it out of my pocket for every notification I get.

I don't have experience with Android Watches but some of my coworkers do and they say the same thing. It comes down to personal preference, but I ended up keeping the watch, especially considering the battery life was easily lasting an entire day.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 15:04 2

18. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Holy s**t. ^

You win the iSheeple award for having your head up Apple's Butt the farthest.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 15:45

22. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He likes what he likes. In this case I can't agree with you because he isn't acting like a fan. He found a use for his watch other than simply buying it because it exists like most fans do.

If what he says is true, I too have bought things with no intentions of keeping it, I just wanted to use it in my privacy to actually test it and see if its worth keeping and found out those things were.

But without an iPhone, the Apple Watch is useless as the original Gear.

The Gear S/S2 dont require paring unless you get a WiFi only model. I have the 3G model of both and I am glad it doesnt require pairing.

It does double duty because it is an accessory and a standalone device in one. While the Apple Watch is solely an accessory.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 15:40

21. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I never thought to sync my wearbale to my car radio to control the radio, because I already have all the controls I need on the steering wheel.

Controlling DirectTV? Nice plus I would say.
Showing the tickets on the watch face, yes I've done that on my Gear S.
Samsung Pay is suppose to be coming to the device early 2016. No rush, I have it on my phone. But yes that is convenient.

I'm not into fitness, but I do ride my bike and That is the main reason I got the gear S, because I wanted to be able to go ride, track my ride, have it work with my bike mounted sensor and have my music without taking my phone which I dont have pockets for to carry.
Driving direction? On a watch its useless when my car has Garmin and I have my phone too.
S-Voice here and the database for it is on the watch itself so I dont ned a 3G connection or connection to my phone for it to work which is a nice plus
Notifications is my main usage.

Yes I agree they will spoil you, but the price is still to high. I felt 299.99 is the most a 3G version should cost because it is a phone. But any wifi only model with no 3G that has to be tied to your phone, 149.99 at the most no matter the brand.

Apple basically has the benefit of dev support. No one can match that. But that doesn't excite me because I dont plan to install much on them because it would just be repeating what my phone already does, and that sint a true benefit...its just a waste of cash...which I guess I wasted anyways per se.

My main reason for the Gear S, was cycling without taking my phone and not missing calls or texts because I can forward my S2 to the phone. That is the huge plus for me.

But hey, as long as we both have what we want, let's be happy.

I looke dat the Apple Watch. For me, since I don't have an iPhone which would be required to enjoy it, it would be a complete waste of money. But the GS2 being a standalone device that doesnt require a phone is a huge bonus because the device can be pair with any bluetooth phone for simple capabilities like getting notifications and emails. But begin standalone and not needing to connect to a phone is a bonus that wright now Apple doesn't offer. They really need to bring that tot he table. I mean it should ahve at least had wifi.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 16:54

24. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I am so outdone. Samsung just released 2 new Gear S2 Classic models in gold and platinum.
OMG! The watch faces on them is awesome and pretty.

Guess I will be selling my Gear S2 sport to get a Classic model, or maybe I will just own both. Or give my sport as a gift.

I hate that right after I buy something, less than a month later or so, something new comes.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 18:58

26. DRS1977 (Posts: 488; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Well, I feel like I just bought my GS6 (June 2015) and already the GS7 is coming out. That's what happens when you want to have the latest and greatest.

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