The Samsung Gear S is one of the company’s newer smartwatches. Unlike the Samsung Gear Live, the Gear S is powered by the Tizen platform as opposed to the Android Wear platform. Given that there are more apps on Android and developers can easily port apps over to Android Wear, one might think that customers would go with the Gear Live for its ecosystem.
Well surprisingly it looks like form could have won over function with the Gear S. According to reports out of South Korea, it turns out that the Samsung Gear S has managed to sell a pretty impressive 10,000 units on its first day that it went on sale. Based on these figures, it is expected that Samsung could end up selling 20,000 units during its first week of availability in the country.
Granted these figures aren’t in the millions or hundreds of thousands that one might expect to see/hear with regards to Samsung’s smartphones. However given that the wearables market is still relatively young and users are slowly starting to adopt wearable tech into their daily lives, 10,000 is a pretty good start.
The Gear S has been designed to be a more luxurious/fashionable version of Samsung’s smartwatches, and is meant to compete against the likes of the LG G Watch R and the Moto 360, both of which are smartwatches too but have been positioned as a more fashionable alternative.