Asus had said that it was joining the merry smartwatch bandwagon but was quiet about actual, oh, details. Well the guys at Techcrunch says that an Asus Android Wear watch is coming and it is likely to appear in September. What else to expect? An AMOLED display and a very sweet price point.
How sweet are we talking about? Likely between US$99 and US$149 and waiting was all about making sure they wouldn't 'rush' their efforts. LG did say that it had to leave out a heart reate monitor due to lack of time so Asus will probably not have that problem.
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Asus is apparently also going after a more natural user interface, though no one is sure what that means. Gestures? Voice control? Some other kind of movement? Sensors even? It is hard to tell.
Another thing: Asus CEO Jonney Shih did say that the Asus smartwatch would be more about complementing smartphones as opposed to being a standalone device. But who knows? Plans could change especially seeing how wearable tech is getting even more press right now.
For sure consumers are going to be spoiled for choice, but the thing here is: do people really want smartwatches all that much besides the Pebble-loving crowd?