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Samsung takes the crown with 1.2 million smartwatches sold in Q4

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Samsung is on top of the global smartwatch market for the fourth quarter of 2014

Samsung is on top of the global smartwatch market for the fourth quarter of 2014


According to data just released this week, Samsung was the leading smartwatch manufacturer in the world for the fourth quarter. During the period from October through December 2014, the company sold 1.2 million timepieces. That easily topped the 700,000 units sold by Pebble during the same period. Fitbit was third with 600,000 units rung up in the quarter. Sony and Lenovo rounded out the top five with 550,000 and 500,000 watches sold respectively.

Samsung offers a number of smartwatches powered by Tizen and Android Wear. One Tizen powered model, the Samsung Gear S, is a stand-alone device that doesn't need to pair with a smartphone. It features a 3G radio and SIM card slot.

With the Apple Watch launching on April 24th, we could see some changes in the list starting in the second quarter. That period begins on April 1st and ends on June 30th. Apple has initially ordered 3 million units of the Apple Watch covering all three editions of the timepiece. Strategy Analytics forecasts that Apple will sell 15 million units of its wearable during 2015, good enough for a leading 55% share of the global smartwatch market.

source: Statista

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posted on 11 Mar 2015, 12:46 1

1. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


I see a lot of brands. All are really trying to achieve great things.

But on the other hand a new watch that shows time correctly and shares people's heartbeat?

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 13:54 1

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


"On the other hand.."

Haha. No pun intended, right?

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 15:16 1

15. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Check this out:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otUJzNtRPhw

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 20:19

40. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not sure that I understand the relevance, but I guess that was cool.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 14:19 2

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4452; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


May I ask, how does it show time any more correctly than any other watch?

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 15:30

18. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Well for example...let's hope apple has finally figured out how to make daylight savings time work without an emergency patch before putting out a timepiece like they are about to. Two or three years in a row ios users ended up late for work, and each time a patch was issued claiming to be fixed only to happen again when the time change hit again.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 17:25

28. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Lol, oddly enough, they would show time more correctly than your average watch. A device connected to the internet would have a much more accurate time than a wind up or a quartz crystal watch.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 17:35 1

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10645; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


A device pulling time from the network it's in should never be wrong, yet ios devices managed to be wrong.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 19:48

39. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4452; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I get that, but compared to any other smartwatch, which is what the OP was getting at, there isn't any difference. It's not going to be anymore accurate than a Samsung, LG, or Motorola smartwatch. And in actuality, any smartphone is going to be more accurate than a mechanical watch as well. However, all connected devices are still getting their updates from the atomic clock which is the most accurate timepiece, not the Apple watch or any other smart device for that matter.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 12:49

2. WackJobs (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


2015 Q2 Smartwatch Market

1. Apple
2. Samsung
3. Pebble

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 13:35 2

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I see this being the case, it might actually be a good thing though. Apple knows how to kickstart new markets. If Apple were to help the industry gain mainstream attention, it would spark even greater innovation on the advancements of wearable technology at an accelerated pace.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 16:07 12

21. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


In my opinion Apple doesn't know how to kickstart a market... they just have a loyal fanbase.... maybe they did when the iphone originally came out... but now, Anyone with that loyal of a fanbase could kickstart anything.

Apple coud start selling plants and they would "kickstart" a whole plant industry.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 16:31

24. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Lol! So, no other brands have a loyal fan base? You get a trophy for trying extra hard today!

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 17:22 1

27. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Don't put words in my mouth, nctx77. I never said they didn't. I never said the words "other" or "brands". Nor did I even MENTION another company. All I said was they have a loyal fanbase and stated MY OPINION. So get off my case and let me have my opinion without having you try to swing what I say into an argument.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 17:26

29. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


PS. You deserve that trophy for trying extra hard.

Amateur hour started early tonight for the instigators.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 17:37 1

32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10645; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Eventually, but not yet for now it's

Samsung
Pebble
Apple.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 00:45

44. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


I don't think people are foolish enough to spend 10K on a Crap.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 12:50 1

3. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I find it really hard to believe that Motorola isn't on this list...

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 12:51 3

4. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Unless it's lumped into Lenovo?

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 12:57 3

6. nadavcool543 (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Lenovo = Motorola.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 13:28

9. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


It will be once the update is rolled out along with the new custom options. I'd like to see it surpass Samsung at least.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 18:20

37. cdm283813 (Posts: 386; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Once Samsung breaks out that Edge watch GAME OVER!

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 12:57 3

5. quintessential (Posts: 76; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


Sounds misleading cos the 1.2 million units refers to the numbers shipped to vendors by Samsung, and not actual numbers sold to end-customers.

Anyway it took an entire year for Samsung to ship 1.2 million, it will probably take less than a month for Apple to sell as many Apple Watches.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 14:21 15

13. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Where does it say that it was sold to vendors?

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 17:40 4

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10645; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So frikkin what. Carriers are customers. Once a carriers buys from an oem, they are a customer just like you. It's up to the carter to resale the device to its own customers. Has nothing to do with Samsung.

I get so tired of you whack f**khead trolling Samsung haters. Apple counts all sells to all customers. You thing all 75M iPhones sold the last quarter were all to end users? If you do than you validate my point.

Stop trolling, stop being purposely ignorant and most all STFU.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 13:05 2

7. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


lol again you guys can't read, this is for the entire year 2014 not for Q4

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 15:09 9

14. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


The first paragraph says, "According to data just released this week, Samsung was the leading smartwatch manufacturer in the world for the fourth quarter. During the period from October through December 2014, the company sold 1.2 million timepieces."

This is for Q4. October through December 2014.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 01:02 1

45. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


Actually PA gave you the wrong info. These data is about 2014 as a whole not just Q4. You should have noticed it from the picture. It clearly says, "Top 10 smartwatch manufacturers by unit sales 2014". So samsung sold 1.2 million smartwatches in the year 2014. You might wanna check the source link for the actual story.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 17:25

47. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I stand corrected. I checked the original link. Looks like the PA commentary was wrong and still isn't corrected.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 16:24 2

23. HASHTAG (unregistered)


"During the period from October through December 2014, the company sold 1.2 million timepieces"

I bet you wish you could delete your comment.

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