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THE GEAR FIT reportedly is a sellout, with Samsung having shifted 250,000 units in 10 days.
That's according to Korean website MK News, which claims Samsung has sold out its inititial batch of Gear Fit devices. The firm reportedly had between 200,000 and 250,000 available and sold all of these in just 10 days, despite stiff competition from Nike's Fuelband and the Jawbone Up.
Samsung apparently is increasing production to meet the unexpected demand, although due to limited component supplies the firm reportedly is finding it difficult to keep up.
This is in stark contrast to Samsung's first wearable, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, with reports claiming the smartwatch had low sales, with a third of those sold apparently having been returned. This could be due to the Galaxy Gear's £299 price, which led analysts to slam the device as "too expensive".
In comparison, the Samsung Gear Fit costs £170. This is despite its more impressive specifications, with the wristband boasting a 1.84in curved AMOLED screen, IP57 certification and a 210mAh battery that means it should last between two and three days, compared to just one offered by the Galaxy Gear.
The Gear Fit also arrives running a custom operating system, which includes apps such as a heart rate monitor with a sensor sitting on the rear of the smartwatch, a sleep tracker and a pedometer. It's capable of showing notifcations when paired with a smartphone, too.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 has been doing pretty well, too. Localytics data shows that within its first week of sales, the flagship smartphone already accounted for 0.7 percent of the Android smartphone market. µ