Taiwanese manufacturer Asus, predominantly known for its computers, has revealed pricing and specs info for its upcoming smartwatch – and it sounds appealingly competitive.
A source familiar with the company has told TechCrunch that Asus will launch an Android Wear device in September of this year.
The smartwatch will come packing an AMOLED display and a price that will be lower than the current crop of wearables.
In fact, it is rumoured that the smartwatch will likely cost between $99 and $149 when it launches. That means that it could end up costing up to half the price of the Samsung Gear Live ($199/ £169) and over a hundred dollars cheaper than the LG G Watch ($229/ £159) – both of which are currently available to pre-order on the Google Play store.
Additionally, notable internet leaker @evleaks has stated that the device is nicknamed ‘Robin’ and will be the thinnest in its category. If true, the latter is a smart move by Asus as most smartwatches are – in our opinion – far too bulky at this stage.
Asus has previously discussed including gesture controls on its smartwatch and has claimed that it avoided unveiling the product in time for Google’s I/O event because it didn’t want to “rush” it.