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Moto 360 is the best selling Android Wear device thus far, though overall shipments didn't reach 1 million units

Moto 360 is the best selling Android Wear device thus far, though overall shipments didn't reach 1 million units
According to research firm Canalys, Android Wear devices aren't as popular as some would have expected, with only "over 720,000" units shipped in 2014. Of course, 2014 was the platform's first year of existence, but, with 6 different Android Wear smartwatches already released, the 720k figure seems a bit on the low side.

Canalys has it that the Moto 360 was "the clear leader" when it comes to sales, though it doesn't say how many units Motorola has shipped until now. Another Android Wear smartwatch that was somewhat successful is LG's G Watch R, which preformed "significantly better" than LG's first offering - the G Watch. As for Samsung, Canalys notes that it remains the "leader in the smart band market," however, only one of its wearables (the Gear Live) is based on Android Wear, the rest of them running Tizen.

Sony's SmartWatch 3 and Asus' ZenWatch weren't mentioned by Canalys.

Overall, 4.6 million smart wearable devices were shipped in 2014 - including many Pebble smartwatches (1 million units sold since 2013), and lots of affordable basic bands like the Xiaomi Mi Band (more than 1 million units sold in 3 months). Canalys expects the Apple Watch, which should be released starting April, to "dramatically grow the market for smart bands and wearables overall."

source: Canalys

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posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:12 4

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2381; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Oh man..Apple's going to sell that many in about 30 seconds on release day.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:14 6

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol more like 15 seconds.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:24 2

7. nctx77 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


They already sold more than that and it's not even on sale yet. Lol! Apple has more people testing the Apple watch lol!

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:55 7

17. sgodsell (Posts: 3635; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Do you practice on how to say the most stupid things? Please Apple doesn't even have that many out because they are still making the processors for their watches (S1). I know you love your Apple, but you come across as a blind idiot, and it clearly shows. If that is your intention, then please continue.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:08

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


NO he thinks Apple is KING and doesn't care. and those are shipments not UNITS sold

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 21:39 1

58. nctx77 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The fact that you even had to question my comment says it all lol!

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:54 9

14. vincelongman (Posts: 4427; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


What's gonna happen first?

1. Apple sell out of Apple Watches
or
2. Or Apple Watches run out of battery

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:07 1

21. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


or Apple watch burns your wrist

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:30 2

30. lyndon420 (Posts: 4378; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Only if they wear-it-wrong.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 09:02

82. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Android losers simply NEED Apple to show them how to do things right.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:29 10

8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No doubt about it.. it has an Apple logo on it..

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:41 2

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You really do live up to your name

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:53 11

13. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Ah there he is again with the same old joke, over and over repeating himself, still hoping it catches on. Butthurt much Mxydick?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:03

60. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He's definitely butthurt.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:13

63. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So says the BlackBerry fan.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:15

65. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So says the bumburned iFan.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:17

73. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not interested in your little fantasies.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 03:01

79. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'm not interested in your tiny burned bum.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:15

84. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apparently so you keep bringing up my bum you sick person you.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:30

88. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Wrong. You keep letting everyone know you're bumburned with all of your whining.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:12 1

62. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No need to fix what isn't broken clueless one.

Your name alone gives me ample material to run with.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:12

72. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You sound like a broken record, go fix that.

And ample material yet you use only the same joke over and over...

I don't need your nick for ample material, your sheer stupidity helps plenty.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:18

74. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Right, we'll take when you get a clue. Case in point, never.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:38

78. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Same joke... again...

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:15

85. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't fix what isn't broken

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:40

89. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Again... broken record... fix it

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:50

36. cdm283813 (Posts: 354; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


People will buy week old dog turds if it even resembled Steve Jobs face. Apple will have no problem selling a over priced watch with a sloppy interface for a few months. Once the diehards finish buying stock the true test will be the average Joe.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:19

75. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well then my friend perhaps you should put your comments up for sale.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 19:08

48. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Apple yet again will dominate. All others will be laughing stock.
Apple we are all behind you.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 19:29

50. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


yeah no doubt, it's popular (not apple fan, but still they know how they manage their brand image plus powerful advertisement)

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:13 3

2. TBomb (Posts: 735; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


But 26 million Apple Watches will ship in 2015? I hardly see any of the watches taking off in this day.. in my opinion they just aren't worth it.

Shell out hundreds of dollars to be able to text and answer a call without taking your phone out? If you're hand is in your pocket or by your side you still gotta lift it up to see who's calling... I don't know. My opinion.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:54

15. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I do hope they sell this much watches, in one instant they would have almost a monopoly on smartwatches and I am curious what the EU will do about this.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:03

19. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I'm guessing insurance companies are already anticipating a higher then normal car/pedestrian accident hike over the course of this new year vs last.

Herd might be self culling if not assisted, maybe Apple will add a do not use while walking feature.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:08 1

23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2891; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Wonder what it will do when driving your car, because one of its big features is telling you to get up every hour or so, because according to Tim, sitting is the new cancer. And believe me they will listen and get up lol.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:17

27. lyndon420 (Posts: 4378; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


26,000,000 is barely enough to be considered even remotely interesting considering how many iOS users there actually are out there, so there is monopoly on the horizon don't worry.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:15 2

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Amazing. However, pretty dumb on Motorola's part though as the 360 was never officially released in Australia and other parts of SE Asia showing high demand for wearables.

Maybe next time Motorola will have a better "global" sales model

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:02

18. lyndon420 (Posts: 4378; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


That's the biggest part of the picture definitely. Most people find out about new products from TV commercials, not tech sites. Apple's watch will sell extremely well due in part to TV of course, but I believe most of apples success from this watch will come from the fact that they are they only OEM making it - as usual iOS software = apple hardware. As an Android user I can't help but be more decisive in my purchase because if I don't like one OEM's offering, instead of just holding out all together for the next version, I can look at the other manufacturers for ideas.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:17

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's all? High price + botched launch. Who wants to pay $90 for a band?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:23 2

6. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I definitely think Motorola botched up the sales model. They certainly underestimated demand. Maybe things will be different with the next version of the Moto 360?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:35 1

32. lyndon420 (Posts: 4378; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


That's what I'm also wondering. Do I shell out $300 now or wait to see what comes out next. Choice can be a curse sometimes lol.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 18:28 3

43. Scott93274 (Posts: 4608; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Well, people who buy Apple products overpay for crap all the time.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:05 1

61. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Agreed.

+1

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:15

64. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Your avatar says everything

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:17

66. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So does yours. Believe me, yours is certainly not flattering and makes one question a few things about you.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:24

67. lyndon420 (Posts: 4378; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


He wants to come across as a trickster so.....yeah.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 22:33

69. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He's certainly not fooling anyone.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:21

77. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


He calls himself alphageek and meanestgenius yet his comments say otherwise.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 03:05 1

80. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He calls himself Mxyzptlk because he fancies himself a super villain, yet the only thing they have in common is that they both come up "short" on the regular. Isn't that right, jakelee? Or is it Mxy? At least you have one account still going.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:19

86. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Ok bobbydigital.

As for coming up short well you shouldn't be talking mini me.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:42

90. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Ok, Tim..oh, wait...that account of yours got "limited", right?

And we all know you come up short. It's the reason why you're so salty all of the time.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 01:20

76. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mxyzptlk

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 03:10

81. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


http://www.google.ae/#q=images+of+imps

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:20

87. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Are you being this dumb on purpose?

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 13:43

91. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Says the iDiot.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 14:37 1

92. Scott93274 (Posts: 4608; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


In regards to my image, it's a drawing I did a long time ago. I find it comical that you have to resort to insulting people based off their avatar when you're incapable of defending your brand of choice. Of course you don't have much of a defense as your Apple Watch is taking forever to be released. Apparently Apple is having a far more difficult time trying to copy the features in Android Wear than they had anticipated. And to hear idiot Apple fans brag about all the watches Apple is going to sell is about as stupid as all the Apple fans arguing about how the iPhone 6 is going to be so much better because of its sapphire glass display. For months and months you people would rant about it and ignore everyone else when we told you that nothing's even been officially confirmed, but you all knew better because you all know everything that ever was, is, and will be. And if you're ever proven wrong, you'll recant your statement and say that you were misunderstood and we interpreted it incorrectly...

OMG!!! I know who you are now!!! Mxyzptlk is Kanye West.

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 14:59 1

93. meanestgenius (Posts: 11574; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You hit the nail right on the head. Whenever Mxy gets caught in a lie or is proven wrong, he recants and says that we didn't understand what he was saying.

+1.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 18:59 1

45. blazee (Posts: 407; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Wouldn't be surprised if apple watch band would cost 3 times as much. And a chip would be installed making sure you cant use third party bands. Also the low quality of it would force you to buy a new one every 2 years or so

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 16:36 2

9. Awalker (Posts: 1501; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I bought the 360 but I really have no use for it or for that matter any watch. I wear it on occasion because it looks nice.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 17:28

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 4378; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Why would you pay almost $300 on something you had no use for or intentions of using in some way?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 18:14 1

42. Awalker (Posts: 1501; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I wanted to see how it works. I waste a lot of money on things I don't need.

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