Android Wear stumbles out of the gate with just 720K units shipped in 2014

Katie Marsal, AppleInsider:

Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn't translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.

Canalys estimates that just 720,000 Android Wear devices were shipped last year, six months out of which the platform was available. Android Wear accounted for a fraction of the 4.6 million "smart wearable bands" shipped in 2014, the research firm said Wednesday

I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sold more Apple Watch units during launch.