Samsung sold 10k Gear S smartwatches in Korea on day one
How did it go? How did consumers respond to the first ‘independent’ smartwatch? The results are in — impressive. People have been well known to not have much interest in smartwatches ever since the technology was introduced, but with the Samsung Gear S which is fairly a bit different from others considering it has a SIM slot and can make, take calls and SMS, the demand was on the high side this time.
The Gear S was given a hero’s welcome in Samsung’s South Korea on Tuesday. Official figures put the number of smartwatches sold during the launch day at 10,000 units, a feat never attained by any smart wearable previously.
The Gear S has a heartrate monitor, GPS, hardly-breakable curved display, IP57 dust and water resistance and can browse the Internet on it’s own with Opera Mini browser, so you can’t blame it for doing so well.
Samsung’s number 1 enemy, Apple, has it’s own smartwatch unveiled but not yet in the market. Reports day that the Apple Watch has been delayed till 2015 spring following production issues. Meanwhile, the Apple smartwatch is not SIM-card -enabled like Samsung’s.
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