Asus planning September launch for smartwatch offering


Now that the first Android Wear smartwatches are out the door with yesterday’s official launch of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, expect to see a flood of manufacturers bringing more devices to market. One of the first to sort of get an announcement out is Asus where an inside source has indicated the company plans to release their take on a smartwatch by September if all goes as planned.

According to this source, the Asus smartwatch will come with an AMOLED display, but it may be a bit smaller than current models on the market. Asus plans to set a price point somewhere between $99 and $149 in an effort to gain market share by pricing their device lower than the current market.

The Asus source says the company decided to set a release date for later in the year so as not to rush their development process. Still, it seems likely their design and production teams will be pressed to get a device out in advance of the 2014 holiday shopping season, probably along with several other manufacturers.

source: TechCrunch

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • gopadge

    I’m intrigued. I may hold out to see what Asus comes up with style and feature wise.