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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67 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol more like 15 seconds.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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!

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7530; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

58. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What's gonna happen first? 1. Apple sell out of Apple Watches or 2. Or Apple Watches run out of battery

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

or Apple watch burns your wrist

82. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

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

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You really do live up to your name

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

60. meanestgenius

Posts: 22413; Member since: May 28, 2014

He's definitely butthurt.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So says the BlackBerry fan.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22413; Member since: May 28, 2014

So says the bumburned iFan.

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not interested in your little fantasies.

79. meanestgenius

Posts: 22413; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not interested in your tiny burned bum.

84. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

88. meanestgenius

Posts: 22413; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No need to fix what isn't broken clueless one. Your name alone gives me ample material to run with.

72. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

78. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Same joke... again...

85. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't fix what isn't broken

89. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Again... broken record... fix it

36. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

75. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

48. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

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

50. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

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

2. TBomb

Posts: 1650; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

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