Moto 360 Leads As 720K Android Wear Devices Shipped In 2014, Says Canalys

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Consumers didn’t want for choice in smartwatches last year, but that doesn’t mean they’re gobbling up the devices: Research firm Canalys reports today that only just over 720,000 Android Wear-based devices shipped in 2014, which is around 16 percent of the total 4.6 million “smart wearable band” shipments that occurred overall. The Moto 360 has the honour of leading the pack, the company says, and Pebble managed to stay strong thanks to an apps lead and aggressive pricing.

A sub-million number of shipments across devices and manufacturers could hardly be said to represent a ripping success for either Android Wear or any of its participating OEMs. Motorola’s Moto 360 was apparently limited only by supply constraints, however, which indicates that device-makers are probably assessing the market accurately and cautiously, even in cases where there is ample demand. LG’s G Watch R also apparently outperformed the original G Watch, which indicates…

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