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Samsung sold only 50,000 Galaxy Gear units since launch


It’s revealed – Samsung has sold only 50,000 Galaxy Gear units globally, first true smartwatch launched in late September. The number is a very depressive for such a new launch and from the World’s leading smartphone makers. There may be 2 main reasons for the poor performance of this wearable computing device that is a high asking price and compatibility with only 2 high-end devices at launch.

David Eun, EVP and head of the Open Innovation Center at Samsung addressing about Galaxy Gear at BI Conference
David Eun, EVP and head of the Open Innovation Center at Samsung addressing about Galaxy Gear at BI Conference

But during the interview with Business Insider (and at the conference too), Samsung’s EVP David Eun said this as a normal and the Galaxy Gear will be a “big red ripe tomato” and currently this project id a “small green tomato” and he believes that the consumers are lauding the company for the first to lunch the true smartwatch to the market.

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He compares the Galaxy Gear to a startup, then to a small green tomato,

You want to be sure is that you don’t pluck the green tomato too early and you want to make sure you don’t criticize a small green tomato for not being a big red ripe tomato. Galaxy Gear is a 1.0 device. I like it a ton. It’s 1.0. Personally, I don’t think enough people gave us the credit for innovating and getting it out there. Not easily done to integrate all this functionality into one thing. But I would also say over time this thing is going to get big and red.

However, the condition is not as what the company thinks and he is doing his job to defend his company’s product. Still, Samsung is trying to update the wearable smartwatch by releasing software updates to provide some additions features and notifications from any apps on the device. It’s also working hard to bring the compatibility to many other smartphones as well. But, unless it’s a really smart enough, it will take much more time to capture the heart of the consumer market. It would work, if the device supports every available smartphones, including the mid-range handsets. What’s your opinion?

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