Motorola Moto 360, Pebble both have big month at Best Buy

Motorola Moto 360, Pebble both have big month at Best Buy
Last month, we introduced you to JeeQ Data and showed you how the analytics firm had Samsung as the leading seller of smartwatch/fitness trackers at Best Buy in April. And while the latest data shows Sammy still on top for May, Best Buy has been running some promotions for the Motorola Moto 360 that might have helped push sales of the smartwatch. One late promotion that ran for the Memorial Day weekend allowed Best Buy buyers to purchase the Moto 360 for just $149, a $100 discount.

When all of the fun and excitement had subsided, Samsung managed to hold on to 30.33% of the smartwatch/fitness tracker sales at Best Buy during May. That was down 10.6% month over month from the 33.94% share that Samsung had in April. The Motorola Moto 360 market share rose 30% from 17.88% in April to 23.33% in May. Fitbit kept its 20% market share at Best Buy, but dropped to third, behind Motorola.

Just as the new Pebble Time is about to ship, the older Pebble models had a great May at Best Buy as market share rose to 16% from 9.39% in April. That worked out to a spectacular 70% increase in Pebble's slice of the smartphone pie at Best Buy month-over-month. Meanwhile, the Microsoft Band had a rough month with its share at Best Buy declining from 12.73% in April to 7% in May. That was a 45% decline from April to May.

source: JeeQData



7. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015


5. Yangster

Posts: 16; Member since: May 28, 2015

enjoy for life Android

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Price plays a big factor for me. I was not convince that 250.00 plus tax for the Moto 360 was worth it as beautiful and elegant as it is. However, 150.00 is where my interest was peaked. Picked it up along with the new Samsung S6 ( with an offer for a free Samsung wireless charger). Have to say it is a pretty well rounded & functional device. I was concerned about battery life maybe thinking that I would only get about a day of usage. On the contrary after a full day of use( from 9 am to 6 pm) I average about 60% power level left over ( that's without ambient mode turned on and getting notifications from e-mails, phone calls etc.. I believe the update to 'android wear' I received, one day after the purchase, help improve the battery life along with having the ability to utilize WiFi on the watch ( not sure if the Moto 360 has WiFi - anyone know?)

3. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Looking forward to buying one of these.

8. redhaven

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

Moto 360 does have wifi which will be switched on with the Android Wear 5.1 update. Motorola says it is coming and we are waiting patiently for it. I got mine as a refurb on Amazon for $99 the day the prices dropped at best buy. I was lucky that I couldn't sleep and was up early. I agree with you 100% on not seeing the value at the higher price but after using it for a few days, I am starting to get interested in the next generation. It is a much more useful device than I was expecting. I did not realize that it was possible to store music on it and connect directly to a wireless headset to listen to the playlists that are saved on it. That is a great feature for working out.

1. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Where is the bad rotten fruit.

4. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Obviously not sold at Best Buy. Nice troll attempt though.

6. Sauce5 unregistered

He's nothing but a troll. Three years here and nothing but consistent trolling composed by terrible grammar (no vs know [lol]) and tantrums that last about 6 paragraphs which people most likely don't (let alone can't, again, grammar) read.

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