Acer to showcase gaming smartwatch, new wearable at IFA 2016


DigiTimes reports that Acer is planning to bring a high-end smartwatch for the gaming market, along with a new smart wearable device to the IFA 2016 consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany.

A "gaming" smartwatch certainly sounds unusual, so color us curious about what, exactly, is Acer's vision for it. While smartwatches certainly play games – as elaborate as Counter-Strike, in fact – their limited screen space and conservative hardware power haven't turned them into gaming publisher favorites.

As for the wearable, it will probably be a successor to the company's Leap+ fitness tracking and calorie counter bands.

Additionally, competitor ASUS will show off the third-generation ZenWatch with its different design, while Samsung is expected to unveil the Gear S3 – a wearable with a built-in barometer for atmospheric pressure detection and weather forecasting. There's also a built-in speedometer to detect the speed of the user while walking, running, or riding a bike.

source: DigiTimes

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