Samsung takes the crown with 1.2 million smartwatches sold in Q4


According to data just released this week, Samsung was the leading smartwatch manufacturer in the world for the fourth quarter. During the period from October through December 2014, the company sold 1.2 million timepieces. That easily topped the 700,000 units sold by Pebble during the same period. Fitbit was third with 600,000 units rung up in the quarter. Sony and Lenovo rounded out the top five with 550,000 and 500,000 watches sold respectively.

Samsung offers a number of smartwatches powered by Tizen and Android Wear. One Tizen powered model, the Samsung Gear S, is a stand-alone device that doesn't need to pair with a smartphone. It features a 3G radio and SIM card slot.

With the Apple Watch launching on April 24th, we could see some changes in the list starting in the second quarter. That period begins on April 1st and ends on June 30th. Apple has initially ordered 3 million units of the Apple Watch covering all three editions of the timepiece. Strategy Analytics forecasts that Apple will sell 15 million units of its wearable during 2015, good enough for a leading 55% share of the global smartwatch market.

source: Statista

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43 Comments

1. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

I see a lot of brands. All are really trying to achieve great things. But on the other hand a new watch that shows time correctly and shares people's heartbeat?

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

"On the other hand.." Haha. No pun intended, right?

15. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

40. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not sure that I understand the relevance, but I guess that was cool.

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

May I ask, how does it show time any more correctly than any other watch?

28. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Lol, oddly enough, they would show time more correctly than your average watch. A device connected to the internet would have a much more accurate time than a wind up or a quartz crystal watch.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A device pulling time from the network it's in should never be wrong, yet ios devices managed to be wrong.

39. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I get that, but compared to any other smartwatch, which is what the OP was getting at, there isn't any difference. It's not going to be anymore accurate than a Samsung, LG, or Motorola smartwatch. And in actuality, any smartphone is going to be more accurate than a mechanical watch as well. However, all connected devices are still getting their updates from the atomic clock which is the most accurate timepiece, not the Apple watch or any other smart device for that matter.

2. WackJobs

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

2015 Q2 Smartwatch Market 1. Apple 2. Samsung 3. Pebble

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I see this being the case, it might actually be a good thing though. Apple knows how to kickstart new markets. If Apple were to help the industry gain mainstream attention, it would spark even greater innovation on the advancements of wearable technology at an accelerated pace.

21. TBomb

Posts: 1572; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

In my opinion Apple doesn't know how to kickstart a market... they just have a loyal fanbase.... maybe they did when the iphone originally came out... but now, Anyone with that loyal of a fanbase could kickstart anything. Apple coud start selling plants and they would "kickstart" a whole plant industry.

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! So, no other brands have a loyal fan base? You get a trophy for trying extra hard today!

27. TBomb

Posts: 1572; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Don't put words in my mouth, nctx77. I never said they didn't. I never said the words "other" or "brands". Nor did I even MENTION another company. All I said was they have a loyal fanbase and stated MY OPINION. So get off my case and let me have my opinion without having you try to swing what I say into an argument.

29. TBomb

Posts: 1572; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

PS. You deserve that trophy for trying extra hard. Amateur hour started early tonight for the instigators.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Eventually, but not yet for now it's Samsung Pebble Apple.

44. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I don't think people are foolish enough to spend 10K on a Crap.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I find it really hard to believe that Motorola isn't on this list...

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Unless it's lumped into Lenovo?

6. nadavcool543

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Lenovo = Motorola.

5. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Sounds misleading cos the 1.2 million units refers to the numbers shipped to vendors by Samsung, and not actual numbers sold to end-customers. Anyway it took an entire year for Samsung to ship 1.2 million, it will probably take less than a month for Apple to sell as many Apple Watches.

13. HASHTAG unregistered

Where does it say that it was sold to vendors?

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So frikkin what. Carriers are customers. Once a carriers buys from an oem, they are a customer just like you. It's up to the carter to resale the device to its own customers. Has nothing to do with Samsung. I get so tired of you whack f**khead trolling Samsung haters. Apple counts all sells to all customers. You thing all 75M iPhones sold the last quarter were all to end users? If you do than you validate my point. Stop trolling, stop being purposely ignorant and most all STFU.

7. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol again you guys can't read, this is for the entire year 2014 not for Q4

14. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The first paragraph says, "According to data just released this week, Samsung was the leading smartwatch manufacturer in the world for the fourth quarter. During the period from October through December 2014, the company sold 1.2 million timepieces." This is for Q4. October through December 2014.

45. A.o.D

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

Actually PA gave you the wrong info. These data is about 2014 as a whole not just Q4. You should have noticed it from the picture. It clearly says, "Top 10 smartwatch manufacturers by unit sales 2014". So samsung sold 1.2 million smartwatches in the year 2014. You might wanna check the source link for the actual story.

47. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I stand corrected. I checked the original link. Looks like the PA commentary was wrong and still isn't corrected.

23. HASHTAG unregistered

"During the period from October through December 2014, the company sold 1.2 million timepieces" I bet you wish you could delete your comment.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gear S is very nice looking.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Poor Moto 360 in 5th place.

17. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I have yet to see a single person wear these. I haven't seen anyone anywhere wearing this stuff. I really thought watches would catch on. Guess not.

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