Are smartwatches the next big thing in consumer electronics, or are they nothing more than a fad, fulfilling our desire for a Joe 90-esque spy device?
According to Reuters, Samsung has sold 800,000 units over the past two months (although some outlets are insisting that this figure represents units shipped to retailers, and not actually sold to consumers).
"It's the most sold wearable watch available in the market place ... and we plan to expand its availability by expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear," Samsung said in a statement.
At present the $300 Galaxy Gear only connects to the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which severely limits the overall appeal of the smartwatch to the wider Android crowd. However, according to Samsung's own figures, it has sold some 5 million of these since the end of September, and crunching the numbers this would suggest that around 15 percent of Galaxy Note 3 devices are hooked up to a Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Some takeaways to consider: