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Samsung Gear Fit expected to be 2014's Christmas best-seller

Currys and PC World expects wearables to dominate the holidays this year
Fri Jul 11 2014, 09:54
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UK RETAILER Currys and PC World has predicted that the Samsung Gear Fit will be this year's Christmas best-seller.

Yes, we hate writing about Christmas in July, but Currys and PC World has been quick to predict what gadgets will be flying off the shelves this Christmas.

The retailer expects Samsung's fitness focused Gear Fit wearable to be this year's number one best-seller, although the firm thinks it will face some stiff competition, with the Fitbit Force and Garmin Forerunner 15 wearables ranking second and third on the list. Continuing the fitness theme, the Nutribullet juicer is in fourth place.

Rupert Nichols, head of mobile computing at Currys and PC World, said, "Customers are focusing on their health and fitness more than ever before and portable technology is very much the future as busy customers want to be able to do more things remotely and conveniently.

"We have seen a steady rise in sales of wearable technology but we expect to sell a lot more units this Christmas as everyone will want to trim up in the New Year."

Not everyone wants to get fit though, with the retailer predicting that Sono's Multi-Room speaker system will be the fifth best selling bit of technology kit this Christmas, followed by the Google Chromecast.

Simon Exton, head of computing at Currys and PC World commented, "We've noticed that connected devices are increasing in popularity this year. Consumers are looking for that something extra that makes their lives even easier to lead, and smart products like the Chromecast tick all the boxes."

The Gopro action camera takes seventh place on the list, something called the Kitchenaid stand mixer eighth, Apple's iPad Mini ninth, and Motorola's yet to be released Moto 360 smartwatch takes 10th place. There is no mention of the rumoured Apple iWatch on the list.

This time last year, Currys and PC World predicted that the Xbox One would be 2013's best-selling Christmas gift, but the Microsoft games console was outsold by the Sony Playstation 4 (PS4). µ

 

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