First Asus Android Wear smartwatch might feature a curved display
posted by Florin T. / Aug 25, 2014, 3:30 PM
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 $200). Let’s just hope that the lower price won’t affect the device’s overall quality.
source: Asus (Facebook)
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ASUS - SHARP - LENOVO ARE THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND YET THE ARE THE LEAST POPULAR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. STRANGE WORLD
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 3:46 PM 3
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Innovation is limited to design or something? Because honestly, samsung innovates like there is no tomorrow on DRAM, AMOLED, SoCs, etc.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 7:50 PM 0
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100$ 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 Aug 25, 2014, 4:17 PM 2
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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 Aug 25, 2014, 8:17 PM 0
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Dear ASUS smartwatch. Please have a good battery life and I will buy it. I love you, ASUS. Best wishes, Pork.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 5:46 PM 0
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