Samsung Galaxy Smartwatches Technology

Samsung reports 800,000 sales of Galaxy Gear smartwatch in two months since launch

By Angela Haggerty | Reporter

November 19, 2013 | 3 min read

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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has brought in 800,000 sales since it launched two months ago, according to the company.

Sales: Samsung said sales have exceeded expectations

Sales: Samsung said sales have exceeded expectations

The South-Korean firm said sales of the smartwatch had exceeded its own expectations and planned to increase sales promotions ahead of Christmas as a result.

The device costs around $300 and in the UK, Phones4U has offered Gear as a free accompaniment to customers buying the Galaxy Note3 on contract.

It has received mixed reviews from critics due to its limited functionality, but Samsung has been keen to become a player in the emerging wearable technology market, which has seen other big tech investments such as Google’s Glass creation.

The device has just 70 dedicated apps. On its small OLED screen users can access photos, or use it to control hand-free calls message notifications.

Samsung said in a statement: "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."

Samsung is the first smartphone manufacturer to launch a smartwatch,

Samsung Galaxy Smartwatches Technology

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