Samsung gets 50,000 beta testers for its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, 8,000 for Galaxy Round
BusinessKorea, Samsung has averaged about 800-900 sales per day for the Galaxy Gear, which adds up to about 50,000 total units sold since its release in late September. Given the $300 price tag, and the fact that you have to have a Galaxy Note 3 to make the watch useful, that might not be such a terrible total. At the very least, calling it a "flop" incorrectly implies that this device was expected to sell big numbers, which just isn't true.So, a new report needs to be put into context (which not all sites will do, as you may see with the source link). According to
The Galaxy Round was released only in the Korean market just 8 days ago, and is reportedly currently selling about 100 units per day, but has totaled about 8,000 units since being released. The Round has even less appeal than the Gear, because the Round isn't even doing much all that new. Sure, it has a curved display, but with a device that offers a flexible display on the horizon, curved just isn't that exciting.
The real question is what Samsung will have to reveal at CES in January, because rumor has it that the real consumer focused Gear smartwatch follow-up (or possibly just major update) is expected to be announced then.