There’s a lot of hype around smart-watches on the tech blogosphere, but seemingly less interest in one of the most high-profile models from buyers. The Korean press is reporting that Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart-watch, which launched in September, has only sold 50,000 units so far, with daily sales of just 800-900 units – “far below the initial expectations” Samsung had for the device, which pairs with some of its Galaxy S Android smartphones. There have already been reports in the US about high returns for the device by unimpressed buyers, while reviews have criticised its limited features and its high price. This isn’t game over for smart-watches as a category – or even for Samsung smart-watches in particular – but with Apple, Google and Microsoft thought to be entering the market in 2014, there is certainly scope to learn from the Galaxy Gear’s problems.

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