ASUS teases smartwatch for September 3rd, could be cheapest Android Wear device yet

It’s always a great moment when a rumor pans out to be true. As we approach September, Berlin prepares to host IFA, its annual technology conference that will showcase some of the latest and greatest from the likes of LG, Samsung, and ASUS. It was a couple months ago that we reported that ASUS might be working on a smartwatch running Android Wear and at that time, it was thought that it could severely undercut the competition with a price point that might start at $99 USD.

While we are unsure of price point at this time, we are certain that ASUS will launch a smartwatch at IFA 2014. This detail comes courtesy of a teaser that was posted to the official ASUS twitter account. The tweet shows what looks like the silhouette of a smartwatch with the quote: “Time has been transformed and we have changed.”

Although IFA 2014 officially starts on September 5th, it looks as though ASUS plans to unveil the device early on September 3rd, 2014. ASUS will become the third company to release an Android Wear device behind LG and Samsung. Motorola is expected to release the much anticipated Moto 360 on September 4th, making them the fourth company to release an Android Wear device.

Source: Twitter | Image via ASUS

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virtorio said,
Adding "Incredible" to the list of words that have lost all value.

"Magical", "Revolutionary", "Wearable"... Added to the list of words that have lost all value.

francescob said,
#incredible as the lack of updates to Asus android devices?
Huh? My TF101 is still going with Kit Kat. It may not be official but it still counts.

Kreuger said,
Huh? My TF101 is still going with Kit Kat. It may not be official but it still counts.

I don't understand such a twisted argument. If Asus doesn't provide you with official updates it doesn't count just like it wouldn't count for any other manufacturer.

francescob said,

I don't understand such a twisted argument. If Asus doesn't provide you with official updates it doesn't count just like it wouldn't count for any other manufacturer.
Sure it does. It doesn't have to be official to still get updates. Regardless of the manufacturer. The difference here is that this device is so popular, people keep developing for it.

Kreuger said,
Sure it does. It doesn't have to be official to still get updates. Regardless of the manufacturer. The difference here is that this device is so popular, people keep developing for it.

It doesn't matter if you're lucky to have 3rd party roms, the manufacturer is still a company that doesn't give a damn about customers. Also 3rd party roms are not available for all devices (e.g. the first Fonepad is still stuck with 4.2.1 despite being an extremely popular device) not to mention that by using them you lose the warranty.

francescob said,

It doesn't matter if you're lucky to have 3rd party roms, the manufacturer is still a company that doesn't give a damn about customers. Also 3rd party roms are not available for all devices (e.g. the first Fonepad is still stuck with 4.2.1 despite being an extremely popular device) not to mention that by using them you lose the warranty.
My point is that the device is that good, even 3 yrs in.