Which smartwatch/fitness band manufacturer sold the most at Best Buy last month? Find out here

Which smartwatch/fitness band manufacturer sold the most at Best Buy last month? Find out here
A new online service called Jeeq Data LLC tracks which products are the top sellers in several categories at specific retailers. One of the stores that the service tracks is big box electronics retailer Best Buy. And one of the products it follows is wearables. So, we now have an idea which manufacturers sold the most smartwatches/fitness bands at Best Buy last month.

According to the chart, a bit more than one out of every three smartwatches/fitness bands that was sold by Best Buy in April was branded with the Samsung name. More specifically, 33.94% of these devices were manufactured by the Korean firm. Best Buy offers a wide assortment of Samsung timepieces including the stand-alone Samsung Gear S, which it sells with an AT&T voice and data plan. It also sells the Samsung Gear Fit, which is a combination of smartwatch and fitness band. The Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear 2 Neo are both available, as well.

After Samsung, the soon to be public Fibit garnered 20% of Best Buy's wearable sales for the monh. And not that far behind Fitbit was Motorola. The Moto 360 accounted for 17.88% of these sales in April. And we should mention that the Microsoft Band finished fourth with a 12.73% slice of the pie. Rounding out the top five was Pebble. The Kickstarter superstar accounted for 9.39% of the smartwatch and fitness band sales at Best Buy in April. 

On a daily basis, Fitbit was a steady performer for the month, while Samsung sold well during the beginning and the end of April.


source: JeeqDataLLC

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26 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sammy has best band without a shadow of a doubt. SuperAmoled screen and 5-6 days of battery life. Those pebbles and fitbits look like utter crap in comparison.

6. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

that sambummer which works with only flagship Samsung galaxy model....fitbit is better in terms of battery,its app and usabilty...simplicity is better imo

7. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

+1 to MS band for its compatibility

14. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

+1 to Microsoft band? Which is I'm pretty sure only available in the US, and it only works on Lumia. How is that +1 for compatibility? I think you have them around the wrong way.

15. ballaonnabudget

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 2013

Absolutely incorrect, MS band works with iPhone, WP and android. It is also available outside the US stop spreading FUD.

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

News to me. When i was looking at compatibility a few months back there w a s none.

23. chromoid

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

Ms band is compatibil with all 3 os from day 1. though some msg calling function are not there in all 3 os

12. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

The fitbit indeed has longer battery life than the Do-Everything Samsung Gear S, but so did my beeper from 1995 and my TV remote control. Your point?

21. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

SIMPLICITY

13. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Wrong the Samsung watches can work with any phone via an app downloaded for free from google play. I've heard you can also use it on an iPhone but probably has to be jail broken.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Actually Gear devices can work with any Bluetooth enabled device. They will have limited functions, but that is more than you will get with an Apple Watch. I have the Gear S and I wouldn't trade it unless the devjce is better. With all the poor attempts at making a good device, Apple should have had the best and offer some actual useful features, after watching a very one else for 2 years. They sick and so do most of the others. Samsung is the best with the Gear S offering features no other wearable has.

17. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Just curious, what functionality does the Gear S have over the Apple Watch? As far as I knew they all did about the same thing. The both track fitness, both show notifications, both allow replies, both allow apps for stuff like weather, etc. the only difference really is Android Wear allows custom watch faces (which I think is such a stupid thing for Apple to leave out). Your "that is more than you'll get with an Apple Watch" comment is pretty unfounded.

19. willard12 unregistered

I guess the difference is the Gear S does it without requiring a tether to the phone or wi-fi. But since it doesn't run Android Wear, you may be thinking of another device.

25. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Gear S uses tizen not wear. Difference is that it can be used as a complete stand alone phone where as the apple watch cannot. Other than that it has a bigger screen so it is much easier to use compared to other smart watches, I can tell ya that from experience.

18. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Unless you meant specifically when they're connected to other devices they aren't made for. Then your comment is correct.

10. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

The Fitbit isn't meant to be a smartwatch. It's a fitness tracker.

2. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

LG ??? :(

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

maybe best buy doesn't sell lg smartwatches. edit: never mind they do I guess nobody bought an lg smartwatch from best buy last month lol and lg smartwatches are the best so that would be odd.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What is the 360 the best at. Looks?

26. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah it just looks cool lol

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Inb4 parrot and bobby the builder start hating on this

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Good job, man.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The whole methodology is flawed... they just counted how many times a product appears as top seller...

8. davidroso

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2015

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11. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I ended up getting the gear S. It's pretty excellent, never thought I'd actually use it as a stand alone device.

24. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I bought my other half the Gear S. It's nice and I wouldn't mind getting one for myself. I'm holding out for the the next Moto 360/Android Wear update will be like.

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