Android Wear may have been a newcomer in 2014, but with the help of companies like Samsung, ASUS, Motorola, LG and others, it looks like Google’s answer for the smart watch market may be finding its legs.
While Google has yet to provide its own numbers for shipments or sales, regarding its Android Wear platform, research firm Canalys has decided to weigh in with its own numbers. According to the firm, Android Wear shipments crossed more than 720,000 units throughout the year 2014. Compare that to the total 4.6 million smart “wearables” that the firm says are out there in the wild right now.
For LG, it looks like the G Watch R fared better than its predecessor, the original Android Wear-Based LG G Watch. However, when compared to the whole Android Wear army, it looks like Motorola’s Moto 360 was the most popular of the bunch.
The Canalys report also indicates that Pebble sold more than 1 million smart watches since its launch in 2013, something that Pebble has independently confirmed.
The smart watch market has indeed been growing at a steady tick, but these numbers indicate that there is still a lot more room to grow. Did you buy a smart watch in 2014?