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Samsung is the top smartwatch seller

Samsung is the top smartwatch seller

Samsung sold more smartwatches than anyone else last year. It shifted 1.2 million of the wearables – that's around half a million more than Pebble, which came in second with 700,000.

Samsung's pole position isn't much of a surprise. It currently sells six different smartwatches, including the Gear S, Gear Fit and Gear 2.

Second place is quite an achievement for Pebble, however, seeing as it's a much smaller company.

But it's overcome that competitive advantage to achieve huge success with its original smartwatch and the new Pebble Time, which has raised almost $18 million on Kickstarter, and still has over two weeks to go.

Fitbit came third with 600,000 units, and Sony was fourth with 550,000. Lenovo sold 500,000 smartwatches, LG 420,000, and Garmin 400,000.

This was followed by Withings (170,000), Polar (150,000) and Asus (120,000).

Boom times for smartwatches, then. The Apple Watch will launch on April 24th.

Analysts predict it could sell more on its first day than all Android Wear devices combined. The Cupertino company is said to have ordered 3 million units for its initial sales run.

Of course it could widen the market, as more people become aware of smartwatches, and hence lead to more sales across the board. Either way, expect plenty more big sales in the coming few years.



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