MOSCOW, 16 Jan — RIA Novosti. The first trade-in hours appeared in Russia, this service began to offer the South Korean manufacturer Samsung, told RIA Novosti press-service of the company.

Previously trade-in for electronic devices operating in Russia only on smartphones, tablets and notebooks Apple MacBook.

Program hours start on Tuesday, in a test mode. The completion of the pilot scheduled for 3 February. Under the terms of the program, in exchange for used traditional (mechanical, quartz, electronic) wrist watch buyer can get a fixed discount on a new “smart” watches Galaxy Watch: 5 thousand rubles to 46 mm and 3 thousand rubles for the 42 mm. available in Samsung brand stores, “Svyaznoy”, “Euroset”, “M. Video”, “ion” throughout Russia.

The company noted that the traditional wristwatches to participate in the program must have classical design, that is, not to have the design elements: images of cartoon and movie characters, animals and insects, berries and fruits.

According to the network “Svyaznoy Evroset”, sales of “smart” watches in Russia for 11 months of 2018 in comparison with the same period of 2017 increased in volume by 2.5 times, to 500 thousand units, and in value by 2.1%, to 9.9 billion rubles. Sales leaders are Apple, Samsung, Garmin, Amazfit. 70% of the market in real terms is Apple and Samsung, the money share of these brands is about 80%, told RIA Novosti Director of strategic planning and analysis of the combined company “Svyaznoy Evroset” Sergey Belozerov.

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