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11-19-2013, 04:24 AM #1
Samsung Douses Rumors of Poor Galaxy Gear Sales by Announcing $800k Units Sold
Samsung recently made an announcement stating its Galaxy Gear smartwatch has sold 800,000 units since launching in September. The announcement was made in an effort to douse the rumors that were claiming Samsung only managed to sell only 500,000 pieces over the two-month timeframe. According to a recent report from Reuters, Samsung is now touting the Galaxy Gear as the world’s most popular smartwatch after hitting the 800,000 units sold mark in November.
According to the South Korean manufacturer:
It's the most sold wearable watch available in the market place...and we plan to expand its availability by expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear.
How do you feel about Samsung’s announcement and claims?
11-19-2013, 05:17 AM #2
IMO I think they rushed the product just to say "We did it first!", but doing it first doesn't matter if you're not doing it the best. When they first began to advertise the watch with the "iPhone-like" commercial showing all the different television shows with people talking into their watches, they made it appear as if that's what you'd be doing with their product, but not so. Then not only is it NOT a standalone device, it ONLY currently works with one phone?? Its a glamorized gimmick IMO...
11-19-2013, 06:35 AM #3
Agree^^ Also, they tend to inflate the #'s of there product $ales..we've seen it before. I was at Bestbuy and a salesperson was trying to show me the watch. I was not impressed at all. I don't need a middle man from hand to phone. I don't mind reaching into my pocket and grabbing my phone.
11-19-2013, 06:54 AM #4
If Apple sells an iWatch for $300, I'll say no thanks. While paying $300+ for a watch is the norm for many people, I can't see the benefit of getting my texts and weather on my wrist, when I'm never away from my phone. And considering that these alerts are coming from your phone, you wouldn't get alerts if you were away from your phone.
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11-19-2013, 07:21 AM #6
11-19-2013, 10:31 AM #7
Why do I feel like these numbers are wrong? Everyone I have talked to about this watch had said either they would never get it or wouldn't pay that much for it. It's too big in my opinion. Though I am hopeful for an iWatch, I won't be getting one of those unless it works out as well.
I still find it hard to believe that they sold that many. Does anyone know of anyone that has bought one, and or likes it?
11-19-2013, 11:03 AM #8
I also think they rushed this to market but not only to be first but to test the market to see if there is a demand for such a device--which I think there is. they wanted to be first because god knows what would have happened had apple released one first.
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11-19-2013, 11:13 AM #9
What & where's the numbers on returned items? My mom has some DR and nursing companions she works with that have returned theirs because of lack of features and compatibility issues.
11-19-2013, 12:35 PM #10
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11-19-2013, 02:38 PM #11
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11-19-2013, 04:59 PM #12
Also, it's been noted that return rates are somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-40%!!! I'm guessing partly because people are buying it assuming it'll work on any Android phone, or Samsung phone, when in fact it only works on 2-3 top end Samsung phones.
I'll never believe any sales numbers that come from Samsung. They either use shipments instead of sales, or outright lie. They've been caught on both counts.Between all that and their paid shill internet commenters there's not much worth believing with them.
11-19-2013, 05:13 PM #13I have the Galaxy Gear & I Like it
11-19-2013, 05:43 PM #14
Haven't seen anyone with one....but then again haven't seen a single iPhone 5C either
11-19-2013, 06:49 PM #15
11-19-2013, 07:00 PM #16
I will buy this watch if its still connected or in-sync with my phone and gve me notifications and sorts... even when i left my phone thousand km away from me... now that it can be useful...
cause we cant bring smartphone at my office areas.. so smartwatch might help
11-19-2013, 07:43 PM #17
I get the feeling that the vast majority of these sales came from South Korea.
How did it do here, in the U.S.?
11-19-2013, 07:51 PM #18
11-20-2013, 06:16 AM #19
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11-20-2013, 02:32 PM #20
Wearable tech is an inevitability. People lay hundreds to thousands of dollars for watches. This is standard fair. Up to this point these smart watches have been viewed as tech items, and as such they are judged on functionality. Since most of these devices don't do much, and what they do they don't do very well, the price seems too high. Apple, however, has the ability to turn a piece of tech into a luxury item that people want and are willing to pay for. When Apple released their take on the smart watch you can be sure it will be sexy and functional, and people will be lining up to buy the device.They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.