In a recent report from the Canalys, it has been told that out of 4.2 million smart wearables shipping in the year 2014, nearly 720,000 were the Android wearables. Reports stated that FitBit and Pebble were in the lead, whereas when narrowed down to the Android wearables, Motorola Moto 360 was in first place with round LG G Watch R on the second step.
Motorola Moto 360 was among the top selling smart watches or Android wearables, however, the new round LG G Watch R was also few hundred units behind in beating the 360 sales. Canalys reported that, “Though the Moto 360 remained supply constrained through Q4, Motorola was the clear leader among Android Wear vendors. LG’s round G Watch R performed significantly better than its original G Watch, while Asus and Sony entered the market with their own Android Wear devices.”
Among other smart wearables, one of the biggest dogs was the Pebble, which sold nearly one million units this year. The reason behind it has been speculated as the constant updates and new apps in the respective stores along with a decent price cut that lured more consumers in buying it.
However, the newly launched Samsung’s Tizen based wearable didn’t receive much of popularity. The South Korean smartphone giant failed to attract any consumer and or developer. “Samsung has launched six devices in just 14 months, on different platforms and still leads the smart band market. But it has struggled to keep consumers engaged and must work hard to attract developers while it focuses on Tizen for its wearables,” said Canalys VP and Principal Analyst Chris Jones.
However, Canalys said that the Fitbit is the one that has topped the global rank in wearable sales but was closely followed by the Chinese smartphone startup, Xiaomi. Xiaomi shipped more than one million units of colorful MI band.