You’re nothing in this world if you’re not churning out an Android Wear-based smartwatch. Hear me? NOTHING.
Taiwanese manufacturer Asus was mentioned when Google first announced Android Wear back in March, and now we gots more detail, including a potential launch date alongside the notion of wallet-friendliness.
It’s TechCrunch writing about the Asus smartwatch here, with credit going to “a source familiar with the company’s plans”.
According to said source, the Asus smartwatch has a “targeted debut window” of September, while specs will include an AMOLED display of unspecified magnitude, and – again – Android Wear.
Perhaps most interesting of all is the promise of a price tag between $99 and $149, deftly undercutting rival Android Wear devices including the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch – both of which were detailed at Google I/O 2014 this week.
Amusingly, Asus apparently didn’t want to “rush” its smartwatch, hence why it didn’t make an appearance at Google I/O 2014. LG, meanwhile, conceded that it didn’t have enough time to cram in the obligatory heart rate monitor.
What’s the rush, guys? It’s not like the long-rumoured Apple iWatch is about to make its appearance any month now. If only those pesky Californians could innovate somehow, GAH.