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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17 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 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: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

12. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 2027; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

15. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Out of sight, out of mind, my friend.

3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

4. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7242; Member since: Mar 16, 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: 1173; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

6. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Goodbye 360.

8. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Asus never disappoints!! Leading industry in innovation.

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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

10. Aywhy93

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

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

11. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Look nice ~

17. rakmvk

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

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

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