Moto 360 leads Android Wear vendors, Samsung tops overall

Canalys in its latest research report on smart wearable bands said Moto 360 was leading among Android Wear vendors in 2014.

The report said more than 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014 out of 4.6 million smart wearable bands.

Motorola achieve success despite the fact that there was a supply constraints in the case of Moto 360.

The report said 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.

Pebble shipped 1 million units from its 2013 launch through to the end of 2014.

Growth drivers include continual software updates, more apps in its app store and price cuts in the fall helped maintain strong sales in the second half of the year.Moto 360

Samsung has launched six devices in 14 months, on different platforms and still leads the smart band market.

The Korean consumer electronics band has struggled to keep consumers engaged. The report has suggested that Samsung needs to work hard to attract developers while it focuses on Tizen for its wearables.

Xiaomi shipped over a million units of its Mi Band. This included one day of sales of over 103,000 units.

Fitbit remained the global leader in the basic wearable band market.

The report said Apple Watch will grow the market for smart bands and wearables overall.

editor@gizmolead.com

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