Pebble controlled the smart wearable market in the first quarter

Pebble controlled the smart wearable market in the first quarter
According to analytics firm Canalys, smartwatch maker Pebble controlled a leading 35% of the global smart wearable band market. The smartwatch, which got its start as a Kickstarter crowd-funded project, has become a success. To kick off the new year, Pebble launched a new stainless steel version of its watch. And with the Pebble App Store available for both iOS and Android versions of the watch, Pebble was able to outship both Sony and Samsung during the January through March period. Sony was next with a 29% share, followed by the 23% share scored by Samsung.

In the basic band category, Fitbit is the king, accounting for 50% of shipments in the quarter. The product achieved that domination despite the recall of the Fitbit Force due to skin irritation reported by some wearers. It was subsequently blamed on contact dermitis caused by a material used to make the device. Jawbone also had a strong first quarter, while the Nike FuelBand's share dropped to 10% While Nike is now focusing away from the hardware end of the business, Canalys expects Nike's software to be used for the Apple iWatch, expected in the second half of the year.


source: Canalys via Mashable, SlashGear

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8 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I find it interesting that Sony has a higher market share in the wearables market than Samsung.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Wait a minute. Didn't a report come out a few days ago that Sammy had 70% of the smart watch market?

3. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

They may have, but in the first Quarter of 2014 it Pebble who probably sold more watches than the rest.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Pebble sold 17 more watches and pulled into the lead! :)

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

There is no market for this.....some Apple fan said recently....wait till Apple launches the iWatch...some Apple fan said recently... Keep it up Pebble, Sony, Samsung...and hopefully Moto. Others dont have to wait for Apple to launch something for it to do well.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Unless it's shipped vs sold, someone is wrong.

8. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Both are shipped. So yeah, someone is lying.

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