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Samsung is dominating the smartwatch market, tiny though it may be


In case we weren’t clear enough in our review last year, the Galaxy Gear failed to impress us. It was an underwhelming entry into a market that hasn’t quite found an audience yet, but we might have underestimated the power of Samsung’s marketing team. According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear smartwatch shipped more units in the first quarter of 2014 than Pebble, Motorola or any other vendor. VentureBeat reports that of the estimated 700,000 smartwatches shipped in Q1, 500,000 were Samsung units. Samsung led the pack with a 71% market share as global smartwatch shipments increased 250% year-over-year. Of course, shipments don’t equate to total sales, but the fact that Samsung is has already captured

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