First Asus Android Wear smartwatch could be announced at IFA 2014 next month

First Asus Android Wear smartwatch could be announced at IFA 2014 next month
Asus may officially unveil its very first Android Wear smartwatch as soon as early September. According to Focus Taiwan, Asus CEO Jerry Shen recently said that the company could showcase the smartwatch at IFA 2014 in Berlin (September 5 - September 10).

Reportedly, the first Asus smartwatch has been “well received” by Google - which announced Android Wear back in March, mentioning Asus as one of its official partners (alongside Samsung, LG, Motorola, and HTC). Jerry Shen believes that the Asus smartwatch looks better than wearables from other manufacturers. In addition, its price will be more attractive: we heard that the device may cost between $99 and $149 (while Android Wear smartwatches from Samsung and LG currently cost at least $199).

Although the Asus boss is confident that the company has a great Android Wear product, he doesn’t seem to think that wearables are ready to become popular gadgets.

Besides Asus, Motorola is getting ready to launch its Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch in the near future, and HTC is also expected to unveil its first (yet to be named) smartwatch soon.

source: Focus Taiwan



1. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Here's to hoping they don't sacrifice build quality for the price.

2. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Given the price of $99 to $150 I think you have to look elsewhere if you want premium build. I personally would buy a $99 Android wear watch if it matches up with LG and Samsung's offerings. Oh, and it was to be water resistant.

4. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Well I don't mean something metal. I don't mind wearing something plastic as long as it has a matte grippy outside to it. What I meant by sacrificing build quality is a watch that's cheaply made, creaky and could possibly come apart easily.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is great news with the Gear Live, LG G watch, Moto 360, Asus watch, HTC watch. That means Android wear will have 5 devices to choose from since the beginning of July. The more the merrier.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

First came the padFone and now soon we will have the watchFone :)

6. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Asus ZenWatch

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