The Apple Watch is proving to be a strong hit with pre-orders surging past the one million mark and ultimately surpassing the number of android wear sold last year. The one million mark is for the United States alone. The number could be at least 2-3 million across the nine countries that include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the US.
According to research firm Canalys February report, 720,000 Android Wear devices were sold last year. Most of the Android Wear devices sell for around $199.99 and up and include the ASUS Zenwatch, Moto 360, Sony SmartWatch 3, as well as Samsung and LG devices.
The Apple watch is also said to have had a bigger numbers than the iPad in 2010 or iPhone in 2007 -combined. According to Company filings, the iPad sold 300,000 units while the iPhone sold 270,000 units. The first watch supply sold out in 10-30 minutes. The watches start shipping on April 24th.
The entry-level Apple Watch Sport starts at $349; stainless steel models range from $549 to $1,049, depending on the size and band style; and the 18-karat gold luxury edition range between $10,000-$17,000. Estimates predict that in 2015 Apple Watch shipments will be between 8 million and 30 million units, with the consensus hovering between 10 million and 15 million.