Given the limited set of features and high price tag, Galaxy Gear was assumed to flop but with the new numbers that Samsung has confirmed, Korean’s first Android smartwatch attempt has fared better than expected. Samsung has confirmed to Reuters that they’ve sold 800,000 units and since Samsung never reports actual sale to consumers, it’s safe to assume the numbers are sales to distributors and other retail channels.
Even Samsung was surprised that the Galaxy Gear sales were “better than its own expectations” and have confirmed to pour in more marketing resources to make the most of the upcoming holiday season.
Despite the positive figure, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has been plagued with issues like high price as well as limited compatibility. While the former hasn’t been addressed yet, the latter is being taken care of by rolling out software update to other high-end Galaxy devices, enabling the support for Samsung smartwatch.
Samsung has also hinted to produce affordable variants of the Galaxy Gear.
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