Asus smartwatch: September launch, cheaper than Gear Live and G Watch

Asus smartwatch: September launch, cheaper than Gear Live and G WatchYou’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.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2014 at 14:35

I am so tired of hearing and reading about" smartphones".
The fr*gging mainstream news talk about it... Nobody needs it.
It's just Wall St crooks trying to tie another of their gravy boats to our ankles
Eternal profit growth they can promise their victims....


And bloggers blog... They'd blog about smart diapers.

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