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Which smartwatch/fitness band manufacturer sold the most at Best Buy last month? Find out here

Which smartwatch/fitness band manufacturer sold the most at Best Buy last month? Find out here
A new online service called Jeeq Data LLC tracks which products are the top sellers in several categories at specific retailers. One of the stores that the service tracks is big box electronics retailer Best Buy. And one of the products it follows is wearables. So, we now have an idea which manufacturers sold the most smartwatches/fitness bands at Best Buy last month.

According to the chart, a bit more than one out of every three smartwatches/fitness bands that was sold by Best Buy in April was branded with the Samsung name. More specifically, 33.94% of these devices were manufactured by the Korean firm. Best Buy offers a wide assortment of Samsung timepieces including the stand-alone Samsung Gear S, which it sells with an AT&T voice and data plan. It also sells the Samsung Gear Fit, which is a combination of smartwatch and fitness band. The Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear 2 Neo are both available, as well.

After Samsung, the soon to be public Fibit garnered 20% of Best Buy's wearable sales for the monh. And not that far behind Fitbit was Motorola. The Moto 360 accounted for 17.88% of these sales in April. And we should mention that the Microsoft Band finished fourth with a 12.73% slice of the pie. Rounding out the top five was Pebble. The Kickstarter superstar accounted for 9.39% of the smartwatch and fitness band sales at Best Buy in April. 

On a daily basis, Fitbit was a steady performer for the month, while Samsung sold well during the beginning and the end of April.


source: JeeqDataLLC

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posted on 16 May 2015, 08:16 24

1. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Sammy has best band without a shadow of a doubt. SuperAmoled screen and 5-6 days of battery life. Those pebbles and fitbits look like utter crap in comparison.

posted on 16 May 2015, 09:33 3

6. lalalaman (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


that sambummer which works with only flagship Samsung galaxy model....fitbit is better in terms of battery,its app and usabilty...simplicity is better imo

posted on 16 May 2015, 09:33 1

7. lalalaman (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


+1 to MS band for its compatibility

posted on 16 May 2015, 16:00 2

10. nwright94 (Posts: 194; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


The Fitbit isn't meant to be a smartwatch. It's a fitness tracker.

posted on 16 May 2015, 18:37 5

12. kevin91202 (Posts: 592; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


The fitbit indeed has longer battery life than the Do-Everything Samsung Gear S, but so did my beeper from 1995 and my TV remote control. Your point?

posted on 16 May 2015, 18:37

13. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Wrong the Samsung watches can work with any phone via an app downloaded for free from google play. I've heard you can also use it on an iPhone but probably has to be jail broken.

posted on 16 May 2015, 18:40 1

14. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


+1 to Microsoft band? Which is I'm pretty sure only available in the US, and it only works on Lumia. How is that +1 for compatibility? I think you have them around the wrong way.

posted on 16 May 2015, 20:35 1

15. ballaonnabudget (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Absolutely incorrect, MS band works with iPhone, WP and android. It is also available outside the US stop spreading FUD.

posted on 16 May 2015, 21:07

16. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? Actually Gear devices can work with any Bluetooth enabled device. They will have limited functions, but that is more than you will get with an Apple Watch.

I have the Gear S and I wouldn't trade it unless the devjce is better.

With all the poor attempts at making a good device, Apple should have had the best and offer some actual useful features, after watching a very one else for 2 years. They sick and so do most of the others.

Samsung is the best with the Gear S offering features no other wearable has.

posted on 16 May 2015, 21:15

17. nwright94 (Posts: 194; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


Just curious, what functionality does the Gear S have over the Apple Watch? As far as I knew they all did about the same thing. The both track fitness, both show notifications, both allow replies, both allow apps for stuff like weather, etc. the only difference really is Android Wear allows custom watch faces (which I think is such a stupid thing for Apple to leave out). Your "that is more than you'll get with an Apple Watch" comment is pretty unfounded.

posted on 16 May 2015, 21:15

18. nwright94 (Posts: 194; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


Unless you meant specifically when they're connected to other devices they aren't made for. Then your comment is correct.

posted on 16 May 2015, 22:51

19. willard12 (Posts: 1896; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I guess the difference is the Gear S does it without requiring a tether to the phone or wi-fi. But since it doesn't run Android Wear, you may be thinking of another device.

posted on 17 May 2015, 05:12

20. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


News to me. When i was looking at compatibility a few months back there w a s none.

posted on 17 May 2015, 10:49

21. lalalaman (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


SIMPLICITY

posted on 17 May 2015, 14:54

23. chromoid (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


Ms band is compatibil with all 3 os from day 1. though some msg calling function are not there in all 3 os

posted on 17 May 2015, 19:08

25. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Gear S uses tizen not wear. Difference is that it can be used as a complete stand alone phone where as the apple watch cannot. Other than that it has a bigger screen so it is much easier to use compared to other smart watches, I can tell ya that from experience.

posted on 16 May 2015, 08:24

2. santoss2013 (Posts: 65; Member since: 16 Jan 2015)


LG ??? :(

posted on 16 May 2015, 08:39

4. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


maybe best buy doesn't sell lg smartwatches.
edit: never mind they do I guess nobody bought an lg smartwatch from best buy last month lol and lg smartwatches are the best so that would be odd.

posted on 17 May 2015, 14:08

22. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


What is the 360 the best at. Looks?

posted on 17 May 2015, 19:46

26. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


yeah it just looks cool lol

posted on 16 May 2015, 08:28 8

3. Ordinary (Posts: 2430; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Inb4 parrot and bobby the builder start hating on this

posted on 16 May 2015, 14:36

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Good job, man.

posted on 16 May 2015, 08:54 3

5. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The whole methodology is flawed... they just counted how many times a product appears as top seller...

posted on 16 May 2015, 10:05

8. davidroso (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 May 2015)


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posted on 16 May 2015, 18:35 1

11. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


I ended up getting the gear S. It's pretty excellent, never thought I'd actually use it as a stand alone device.

posted on 17 May 2015, 15:02

24. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I bought my other half the Gear S. It's nice and I wouldn't mind getting one for myself. I'm holding out for the the next Moto 360/Android Wear update will be like.

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