First Asus Android Wear smartwatch might feature a curved display
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 $200). Let’s just hope that the lower price won’t affect the device’s overall quality.
source: Asus (Facebook)
1. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)
This could be a must have. I'm looking forward for it. Asus has been my fav since the N7 2012.
2. kkmkk (Posts: 109; Member since: 06 May 2013)
ASUS - SHARP - LENOVO ARE THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND YET THE ARE THE LEAST POPULAR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. STRANGE WORLD
12. buccob (Posts: 1564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
The world follows almost blindly marketing gimmicks instead of true innovation.
And marketing leaders don't usually have good relations with engineers or R&D
13. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Innovation is limited to design or something? Because honestly, samsung innovates like there is no tomorrow on DRAM, AMOLED, SoCs, etc.
3. darkvadervip (Posts: 343; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
True but their products don't match apple or nokia in quality
4. realjjj (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
100$ 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.
7. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 398; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
$30? That is because you have to sign a 2 year contract....The phone doesn't actually cost $30....
14. sgodsell (Posts: 1437; 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.
5. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
What's so different or innovative here? I think smart watches are overrated.
8. Teejay1100 (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Asus never disappoints!! Leading industry in innovation.
9. PorkyBurger (Posts: 256; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Dear ASUS smartwatch.
Please have a good battery life and I will buy it. I love you, ASUS.
16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1893; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Hopefully it's better than my laptop. Ten hours claimed battery life and four hours of actual.
10. Aywhy93 (banned) (Posts: 49; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)
Wow !!! This is cool. I love ASUS a lot, anything from ASUS always rock.
17. rakmvk (Posts: 9; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)
Hmm lost interest in Asus after using Nexus 2012 Tab. Hardware quality was pathetic.