Samsung Galaxy Gear fails to sell more than 50,000 units

According to the Korean press, Samsung failed to sell more than 50,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches so far.

Samsung released the Galaxy Gear smartwatch in an attempt to provide a useful companion to users of Galaxy Note and other compatible handsets. Unfortunately, it seems the market was not ready for such a gadget yet and so the Samsung Galaxy Gear failed to impress enough consumers and sell as many units as the South Korean company expected.

According to a report published earlier today by BusinessKorea, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch "has cumulative sales under 50,000, with daily sales of only 800-900 units" and does not get even close to the company's initial expectations. On the other hand, Samsung executive David Eun made a surprising confession during Business Insider's Ignition conference, saying: "I wouldn't have bought the Samsung smartwatch - but it's growing on me."

During the same event, he compared the Galaxy Gear to a "small green tomato" and made clear one fact already rumored - just like the Samsung Galaxy Round, the smartwatch is only a preview of the big things to come. 

Such a small sales figure would make the Samsung Galaxy Gear this year's biggest failure in the industry but this was not confirmed by Samsung yet. If the truth is different, we will surely hear more about it soon.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11-18 (Update: 2013-11-19)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.