Asus has released another teaser for their upcoming smartwatch, showing off a slim, sleek design and the name of the wearable. Asus will call their first entry into the smartwatch market the ZenWatch, which I’m personally not a huge fan of, but hey, I’m no market expert.
Regardless of the name, the watch itself does look great. We won’t have to wait too much longer for an official announcement, but in the meantime, you can check out the video of the watch below.
Today, ASUS has released a new promotional image teasing its upcoming smartwatch. The most interesting part is that a curved display seems likely here. That would be a first for an Android Wear device, albeit the platform is still relatively new. ASUS has scribbled some notes onto the image that seem to highlight some distinctive features. The underside of this device has been sand blasted with something that is possibly glass, but it is not completely legible. The strap for ASUS’ smartwatch is genuine leather and the front of the device has a front camera. The front side of the device is described being constructed as a smooth shell.
We will find out more about this device when ASUS makes it official at IFA 2014 on September 3.
Source: ASUS (Facebook)
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Earlier this summer, shortly after the first Android Wear smartwatches were released during Google I/O, ASUS was quick to let it be known that they were working on something to be released later in the year. Since then, ASUS has shared some information about some of the design factors they worked through as they appeared to be working toward releasing the smartwatch at IFA 2014. The release date rumors appear to be panning out as ASUS took to Twitter today to tease the release of their smartwatch. They promise something “Incredible” so it will be interesting to see what they produce.
When Android Wear was officially introduced at Google I/O 2014, the only known devices were the G Watch, Gear Live, and Moto 360. Actually, those are still the only known Android Wear devices. But shortly after, it was believed that ASUS was working on a September release for its own smartwatch with Google’s wearables platform. Then a report surfaced that the device would be extremely thin. The most recent bit of news we heard about ASUS’ smartwatch was that the company is setting high expectations for it. A report out today claims that the company will indeed be readying a launch for early this fall with a debut coming at IFA 2014 next month.
So in less than a month, we should know much more about what ASUS and Motorola have in store for Android Wear.
Source: Focus Taiwan
It’s no secret that ASUS has a smartwatch in development, as we’ve heard several promising rumors about the device. ASUS chairman really believes the smartwatch will be great, too, judging from his comments about it earlier today.
Chairman Jonney Shih discussed the trade offs that have to be made in a smartwatch, including form factor, size, and price and how focusing on different aspects of a device can make or break its success. He says the ASUS design team has learned a lot about smartwatches in their design process, and if the early rumors about how thin and affordable the device is pan out, there’s a good chance ASUS will have a hit product on their hands.
Evleaks dropped some information on the Asus made Android Wear device that’s set to be released in the fall. According to the leaker, the device is codenamed Robin and could very well be the thinnest Android Wear watch. At least that’s what Asus is aiming for — unlike the Moto 360. Even so, the device is rumored to come in as the cheapest of the Android Wear devices available at a possible price point between $99 and $150. Even so, we’re still a few months away from knowing for sure.
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.
Back at CES, ASUS showed off the Transformer Book Duet (TD300), which was later cancelled. Since it was a Windows and Android device, it was believed the reason was because of pressure from Google. Apparently that wasn’t the case as today at Computex, ASUS unveiled something very similar in the Transformer Book V.
The Transformer Book Duet was a 4-in-1 device, but the Transformer Book V takes it one step further making it a 5-in-1 device. Just like the Duet, it’s a Windows laptop, Windows tablet, Android laptop, and Android tablet, but the V adds PadFone capabilities by adding a standalone phone that can be docked.
With Computex 2014 in full swing, ASUS has taken to announcing three new tablet devices, all three of which, are running 64-bit processors. These devices include the Fonepad 8, MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8. The Fonepad runs on an Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor running at 1.8GHz. It comes with dual front-facing speakers and an 8-inch IPS display at 1280×800. It boasts a 72.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, letting it have as ASUS puts it, “the largest viewing area of any 8-inch phablet on the market.”