Smart watches are blowing up in the mobile space lately, with more and more major companies bringing their own wearables to market. One of the major players in the smartwatch space is is Android Wear, which is used on devices from Motorola, Samsung, ASUS, and more. Google hasn’t yet provided any hard numbers on Android Wear shipments or sales, but today a research firm chimed in with its estimate.
According to research firm Canalys, more than 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches were shipped in 2014. That’s out of an estimated total of 4.6 million smart wearable devices. The report claims that Motorola’s Moto 360 was the most popular Android Wear device and that the LG G Watch R performed better than the original G Watch.
Looking at other, non Android-based smartwatches, Canalys says that Pebble shipped 1 million units between its 2013 launch and the end of 2014. Meanwhile, Xiaomi shipped more than 1 million Mi Band units, including day one sales of more than 103,000.
Of course, most of the mobile world has its eyes on the Apple Watch, which is slated to go on sale in April. Apple is one of the biggest players in mobile right now, and with the combination of its user base and its marketing, it’ll be interesting to see if the Apple Watch can really push smartwatches into the mainstream.