ASUS might undercut the competition with low-priced Android Wear smartwatch


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With Samsung, LG, and Motorola entering the wearables category with Android Wear, it was no surprise that ASUS would try to add itself to the mix by introducing a smartwatch of its own. Although the former three devices have been unveiled at this weeks Google I/O, the ASUS smartwatch is still a complete mystery. While there isn't any hard evidence, a source is stating that ASUS will release a Android Wear device by the end of the year.

According to TechCrunch, ASUS will be aiming to release their Android Wear smart watch in September. Although there weren't many details, the source claims that ASUS is intending to undercut its competitors by a large sum. ASUS could unveil its smart watch somewhere in the neighborhood of $99 to $150 USD. This would be a significant difference, considering that the Samsung Gear Live will sell for $199.99 and the LG G Watch for $229.99. 

While LG and Samsung might have the jump on the competition for now, Motorola, ASUS and others could potentially be rewarded for their delayed releases later this year. Although it's unclear what type of device ASUS will unveil, Motorola has a fairly unique Android Wear device that features a round display with rumored wireless charging.

The ASUS smart watch is expected to release in the later part of the year with a rumored price point of $99 to $150 USD.

Source: TechCrunchImage via LG / Google

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