Nearly 750,000 Android Wear devices were shipped last year


In June 2014, Google launched Android Wear as a platform capable of taking the strengths of Android to wearable devices. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were first to the market launching that same month. The Motorola Moto 360, ASUS ZenWatch, and Sony SmartWatch 3 to support the growth of Android Wear since then. Those devices, all released in 2014, have accumulated for sales that did not cross break 1 million units shipped.

Market research firm Canalys found that Android Wear accounted for more than 720,000 devices of the 4.6 million wearables shipped in 2014. That means less than 750,000 units shipped in seven months of availability. Even though the figure is not too impressive, remember that Android Wear is an entirely new product for Google and its hardware partners. It is safe to say that the amount of shipped devices will increase in time, especially considering the incoming competition from Apple.

Source: Canalys

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.