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Samsung Gear S2 selling well in South Korea

According to market watchers, the latest Samsung smartwatch is seeing strong sales in South Korea.

A few months ago Samsung released its Gear S2 smartwatch, hoping to see more success and in increase in profits from the wearable. In South Korea, Samsung's home market, it seems as though the device is seeing much better sales than the previous Gear smartwatch. Market watchers believe the S2 is selling at a rate of 2,000 units a day, which is double the daily sales for the previous model.

The figures also go on to suggest that the 3G-capable model accounts for about 50% of sales for the device, leading experts to believe that customers may find a lot of value in having the ability to use smartwatches with a wireless network besides wifi. The other 50% of sales is split between the regular Gear S2 and the S2 Classic. The classic is reportedly popular amongst consumers in South Korea as well.

The success of the Gear S2 in South Korea could mean good things for Samsung's Tizen operating system in the long run too. Google has been trying to gain control of the smartwatch market with its Android Wear platform, so the fact that a watch running on Tizen is seeing a high number of sales shows that there is no clear winner between wearable operating systems.


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-10-22 (Update: 2015-10-22)