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Samsung Smartwatch Marketshare Hits 71%, Sells 500K Units in Q1

According to a report from Strategy Analytics and Yonhap News, Samsung’s sales of smartwatches trump all competitors, holding at 71% of the marketshare. Thanks to selling a reported 500,000 smartwatches in Q1, Samsung easily maintains seniority over other competitors such as Sony, Qualcomm, and Pebble. 

Compared to last year, Samsung sold roughly 1 million smartwatches over the course of four quarters, but thanks to a monstrous marketing push for the Galaxy Gear (you undoubtedly saw it on the wrist of many NBA stars and commentators), Samsung saw a major boost in sales.

With Android Wear on the horizon, sales of smartwatches are likely to see a boom like none other this year.

With LG, Motorola, Samsung, and HTC all expected to be partners of Google’s on the Android Wear platform, you might be hard pressed to find someone not at least a little bit interested in purchasing a smartwatch.

Via: Strategy AnalysticsYonhap News
  • easy when your the only one advertising it…

  • Viet Hoang-Tran

    Don’t care… I’m just waiting for the moto360.

  • needa

    i was in bp the other morning getting a cup of coffee and some smokes. there was this old guy in his late fifties pimping out his gs5 and gear 2 setup that he just bought to his other construction buddies. he was so happy and proud. it kind of reminded me of the old samsung slamming apple commercials.

  • What do you guys think about this baby right here? I personally want a smart watch that’s not 100% digital still looks like a normal analog watch but handles some smartphone features.
    This is the website: https://kairoswatches.com

    Edit: Ok the picture didn’t upload for some reason.

    • PoisonApple31

      The chrome ring around the body of the watch face reminds me of the chrome ring around the Note 3 – which I have been told by many on this site looks cheap as hell.

      • needa

        it kinda does doesnt it. this watch though… is fifteen hundred or two grand. i doubt it looks bad irl.

  • Ohhhhhhhhh this just scorched the faces a lot of Samsung haters..

    • Jonbo298

      I’m not a Samsung hater (Have a Note 3 and Gear 2 as-is) but considering there is effectively no real competition in the smartwatch market yet, this is to be expected right now. Similar to when Apple locked up the tablet market for a long time before Android tablets became effective enough to compete.

      *disclaimer: No Apple hate.

      • moew

        Why are you disclaiming? LOL

        • Jonbo298

          This is Droid-Life. All it takes is the word Apple for the gates of hell to open.

  • TC Infantino

    I am one who is not at least interested in purchasing a smartwatch.

    • Jérôme Besnard

      I was not until I saw the moto 360.

  • The Narrator Loses

    “To The Narrator’s sheer disappointment proving him wrong once again”

  • EvelynBen

    Detail List of electronic wearables, which has breifly describe by features of products, price of products in various countries, sales, earning of company, profit margins etc see here http://goo.gl/uBc1QS

  • wizardx

    correction, a million sold over four quarters? the original gear is barely 3 quarters old lol

    • michael arazan

      Would love to see what countries these things sell in too, I’m guessing S Korea and Japan

  • Droid Ronin

    I can foresee a surge in Moto360 units sold — a good chunk of it would be from readers of this site.

    • The Narrator

      Which is a small amount. That’s if they price is right also. That’s a huge deciding factor.

      • Pratik Holla

        That might be true but most rumors peg the 360 to be at around $350 tops. Who in their right mind would go for a gear 2 for $300 then? The LG G watch is expected to be at the price or even undercut the the Gear 2,

        • moew

          I wear a $700 analog watch on my wrist most days. I’ll go for the more expensive one when going out, or the cheaper when directing the lawn care crew to get the landscaping right.

          $350, lol man, lol.

          • Pratik Holla

            Lol…. I have no idea what point you are trying to make here….

          • HitokiriX

            350 isn’t really all that expensive when you look at the price of other watches.

          • Where else would you wear a watch? On your ankle?

          • MKader17

            The line between jewelry and economical watch is one I’m wondering about. I may buy a $700 piece jewelry piece for my wrist for nice occasions one day, but a smart watch I would want to wear everyday. I do have a watch (that I don’t always wear) that I paid $120ish for.

            For a smart watch, I don’t compare to jewelry, I compare it to a smartphone accessory. A smart watch will not just complement the phone, but will also likely just nearly be a watch without the phone. With such a reliance on the phone, I find it hard to justify spending more than half of what I paid for my phone for a watch ($350 New).

        • King Lo

          You’ve probably been hearing those same rumors that the Moto X originally had. That’s just fanboy speculation. Motorola will overprice it just like they initially over price every other product they make. It’ll be at least $500.

        • i doubt 350…but i hope

      • moew

        I hope they “price is right also” pleased to be thanks informing today much! Freakin’ awesome, can you post pics of the pre-production 360 you have on your wrist? Pretty please?

        • I think it’s trying to speak English, but I’m not sure…

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  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Meh. This’ll change fairly soon.

    • moew


  • Mark Aaron Collado

    L.G/ Moto will change this

    • wizardx

      yeah maybe samsung will go down to 70 or 69% 😛

    • AbbyZFresh

      Not even close. Samsung has the brand and marketing power to get more people to buy Gears. LG and Moto will need to provide more ways to promote their products.

      • Mark Aaron Collado

        price and being able to connect to other devices other than a Samsung should make some difference right?

  • WitnessG

    I’m not surprised at all. No other smartwatch manufacturer advertises their product. Samsung includes their watches with the S5 in their commercials.

    • WAldenIV

      And once the iWatch launches, even if it’s a total POS, it’s going to destroy Sammy’s market share.

  • The Narrator

    That is sad.

    • NexusMan

      Not really. What smartwatch other than Pebble is worthy?

      • The Narrator

        Anything is better than a locked down one.

      • Ryan

        Sony SW2. I love it. I had a pebble for 3 days and couldnt stand it.

        • NexusMan

          Yea, but is SONY trying to sell those things? If it wasn’t for these boards, I wouldn’t even know it exists.

        • Maxim∑

          Thinking of buying the SW2, had a pebble and pressing a button + looking at that display made me feel like it was 2003

    • Concerned Citizen

      You know is really sad Narrator? The explosion of the national debt under President Obama. That is sad.

      • The Narrator
        • Concerned Citizen

          I am mad because you are voting for corrupt big government liberals, who are ruining our country. Get some sense and start supporting candidates that favor limited government and protect our individual freedoms.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            No such candidate exists . . . Unless…………..Unless I run for Public Offices. Every man, woman and child will have a free android phone. And all will have their homepages default to Droid-Life…………..by force.

          • Concerned Citizen

            No one is perfect Pinocchio, but there are plenty of freedom loving Americans running for office. The key is to stop looking for them in the Democrat party. We need more elected Democrats like the ocean needs more water. We need Republicans and Libertarians who will roll back big government, reduce taxes, respect the US Constitution, and let the states and the people make this country great again. This is the truth.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Republicans are more BlackBerry folks.

          • Tony Byatt

            Yeah…uh…keep it tech please…thanks…

          • GTFO With The Politics

            Yep, we need to start another unnecessary war, make this country great again.

          • Ummm Yea this is Droid-Life not MyPoliticalViews-Life. Com take that bs elsewhere. I hate when people throw politics into everything. Guess what Bush was no better than Obama and Obama is no better than Bush. They both suck. Yea I said it.

          • LiterofCola

            Looks like the republican troll machine is in full force. Someone get this idiot out of here.

          • michael arazan

            Voting for Repubs is voting for corporations and they don’t give a jack about our freedoms or safety, they only care about the almighty dollar and will kill you for it. BTW GW spent 11 Triilion in 7 years

      • LiterofCola

        The hell?