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Samsung says it sold over 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches

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One day after the Korean press claimed Samsung sold less than 50,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches, the IT giant steps forward to deny that rumor.
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After yesterday's article published in BusinessKorea claiming that Samsung's Galaxy Gear did not manage to sell more than 50,000 units so far, an answer from the South Korean company was expected and that answer came today. According to the makers of the smartwatch themselves, the figures published yesterday were completely off and the total volume of Galaxy Gear sales has already surpassed the 800,000 units barrier.

Reuters quoted Samsung officials who said the Galaxy Gear "has become the world's most popular smartwatch" and its sales even managed to exceed the company's own expectations.

The gadget has a price of almost $300 and its small OLED screen can provide basic functions such as hands-free calls, message notifications and photos. For now only about 70 applications are available for it but things can improve in the future.

Samsung must improve the Galaxy Gear and software support for it in the future since it has been rumored that Apple is also working on a similar device. For now, their gadget is "the most sold wearable watch available in the market place" and the company is also planning to expand its availability. According to Samsung, this will be done by simply "expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear."

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11-19 (Update: 2013-11-20)