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First Asus Android Wear smartwatch might feature a curved display

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First Asus Android Wear smartwatch might feature a curved display

Asus today revealed a teaser image that provides a glimpse on what we believe to be the company’s very first Android Wear smartwatch. As reported several times before, Asus will most likely announce the wearable device at IFA 2014 on September 3. The new teaser image definitely shows the sketch of a watch, alongside the aforementioned date, and a quote that Asus first used last week: “Time has been transformed and we have changed.”

As you can see above, the Asus smartwatch seems to feature a slightly curved display, a “smooth shell”, and even a “front camera.” The device certainly looks interesting, apparently having a form factor that’s different from what current smartwatches are offering. Back in July, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that the company’s first smartwatch would have a distinctive design, and it appears that its curved shape is part of what makes it distinct.

Asus may plan to sell this smartwatch for $149, or even $99, thus trying to lure customers who are put off by the prices of current Android Wear smartwatches (starting at $200). Let’s just hope that the lower price won’t affect the device’s overall quality.

source: Asus (Facebook)

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 15:38

1. Antimio (Posts: 233; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


This could be a must have. I'm looking forward for it. Asus has been my fav since the N7 2012.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 15:46 3

2. kkmkk (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2013)


ASUS - SHARP - LENOVO ARE THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND YET THE ARE THE LEAST POPULAR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. STRANGE WORLD

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 19:19 1

12. buccob (Posts: 1430; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The world follows almost blindly marketing gimmicks instead of true innovation.

And marketing leaders don't usually have good relations with engineers or R&D

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 19:50

13. ph00ny (Posts: 602; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Innovation is limited to design or something? Because honestly, samsung innovates like there is no tomorrow on DRAM, AMOLED, SoCs, etc.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:13

15. Chris.P (Posts: 277; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Out of sight, out of mind, my friend.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:00

3. darkvadervip (Posts: 321; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


True but their products don't match apple or nokia in quality

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:17 2

4. realjjj (Posts: 95; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


100$ is not cheap, you got smartphones at 30$ and any watch without many sensors shouldn't be above 50$.If it has heart rate, fingerprint and so on it can go above 50$.
The current prices are just a huge rippoff.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 17:05 3

7. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 300; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


$30? That is because you have to sign a 2 year contract....The phone doesn't actually cost $30....

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 20:17

14. sgodsell (Posts: 1251; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


What heck would you want with a finger print scanner on a watch? BTW the current generation Android wear devices have a 9-axis accelerometer/gyroscope, compass, with a Snapdragon 400 CPU running at 1.2ghz and with 512mb of ram, and 4gb of storage. Some have a heart rate monitor Those are midrage phone specs, but those specs are in a watch. So tell me again how is that a huge rip off.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:25

5. twens (Posts: 634; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


What's so different or innovative here? I think smart watches are overrated.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:42

6. na7noo7 (Posts: 252; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Goodbye 360.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 17:27

8. Teejay1100 (Posts: 70; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Asus never disappoints!! Leading industry in innovation.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 17:46

9. PorkyBurger (Posts: 224; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Dear ASUS smartwatch.
Please have a good battery life and I will buy it. I love you, ASUS.
Best wishes,
Pork.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:49

16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Hopefully it's better than my laptop. Ten hours claimed battery life and four hours of actual.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:08

10. Aywhy93 (Posts: 35; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)


Wow !!! This is cool. I love ASUS a lot, anything from ASUS always rock.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:47

11. vipervoid123 (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Look nice ~

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 12:34

17. rakmvk (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


Hmm lost interest in Asus after using Nexus 2012 Tab. Hardware quality was pathetic.

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