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Asus smartwatch will feature not only gesture based, but voice command and a more "natural" interface

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They are not even main stream yet, and the wearables segment of mobile technology is already crowded. One might see that as an obstacle for a company like Asus who it just getting into such a product line, especially with all the cheap gear coming out of China, but the company sees it as “a must face challenge.”

Thanks to their smaller screen, it would seem that gesture interfaces are the main way to go for something like a smartwatch. However, Asus is investigating a “more natural user interface” for what would be the company’s first wearable device.

While voice control would seem a logical way to go, Asus is looking for a breakthrough in what would be even more natural to the wearer.  Voice and gesture control is not new, nor is “movement” control, but Asus hopes to capitalize on something distinct in that regard so it can get in on what is expected to become a $20 billion industry in the near future.

Asus CEO Jonney Shih plans to have his company hit the segment aggressively with “attractive prices.” If there is a way to make a move in this segment, that is certainly one way to go. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear started at a predictable, if elevated, price point. We can only assume that whatever Apple brings to the table will command a premium price. Asus certainly has a good shot at the lower-price segment, but time is not on its side, the company will need to roll a product out soon while there is still a low-price opportunity to compete with.

source: Focus Taiwan via VR-Zone

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posted on 10 Mar 2014, 21:26 2

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3197; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This is nice!....
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Maybe we can get a Lumia watch by 2016,,, after everyone else.....

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 22:00 1

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Not a big fan of WP, not that I think it's bad either, but that's a Lumina I would definitely buy. I this that OS would be perfect on a watch for some reason. The live tiles and the custom colors would really pop. I honestly hope it happens.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:28

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3197; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I never really thought about what the OS would look like...

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:18 3

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Asus seem to did a better job then same old Sammy crap

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:31 2

5. MEeee (Posts: 210; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Typical iGnorants.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:45 3

6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


My Uncle had a bracelet like that after he got out of prison, except it was located on his ankle. O.o Hahaha.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:41

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2006; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Better patent that design or something.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 19:41

8. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


i think the ASUS logo is too big, is it included in the screen or outside the screen?

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