updated 06:05 am EST, Tue November 19, 2013
Separate reports suggest lower sales, shipment figures
The Samsung Galaxy Gear has sold more than 800,000 units since its September launch, according to the company. The revealed sales figures comes after recent reports claiming that the number of Galaxy Gear devices being used by consumers is closer to 50,000 units, something that Samsung feels the need to correct.
A report from Business Korea claimed that the cumulative sales of the Galaxy Gear were under 50,000, giving it daily sales of between 800 and 900 units per day. A later report by Reuters places the figure at 800,000, with the device passing Samsung's own expectations, and the company claiming to have increased promotions for the smart watch for end-of-year holiday sales.
A third report from Yonhap appears to question both the 50,000 and 800,000 figures. It believes that the smaller number belongs to domestic sales in South Korea, and while the 800,000 would relate to global sales according to Reuters, Yonhap states that this could be for shipments to retailers, and not consumer-owned devices.
The Galaxy Gear has a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320x320, a 1.9-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and 720p video recording, two microphones and a speaker, all powered by an 800MHx Exynos processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. It is typically sold for around $300, or as part of a bundle with the Galaxy Note 3.