Asus smartwatch teased forward of IFA unveiling

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‘Tis the season to be teasing smartwatches it appears. First up LG gave us a sneaky peak of its spherical Android Wear sequel and now Asus has supplied up some visions of its curvy timepiece.

The design sketches, which trace at a curved (however not totally round) face for the Asus wearable, had been posted on the Taiwanese firm’s Fb web page together with the message:

“Here’s a glimpse of #ASUSwearable, which will probably be one of many highlights at #IFA2014 in Berlin.”

If that is not an official affirmation that Asus will certainly be launching a brand new smartwatch on the massive Berlin expo, we’re unsure what’s.

Not that it wasn’t already a lot anticipated; CEO Jerry Shen instructed an buyers’ convention earlier this month {that a} launch at IFA in September may very well be on the playing cards.

Important studying: Smartwatch purchaser’s information

Again in June Tech Crunch claimed the corporate was aiming for a September launch and that its gadget was on monitor to be the most affordable Android Wear watch. The most recent reviews recommend a price-tag of round $100, which might be a dramatic saving in comparison with the a£169 Samsung Gear Reside and the a£159 LG G Watch. The Moto 360 goes to value $249 in response to the latest Greatest Purchase hyperlink.

In June, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that its deliberate smartwatch was a “hero product” and indicated the corporate had struck a stability between “launch timing, technical feasibility, value and kind issue”.

Let’s hope that this time subsequent week, we’re all in settlement that Asus has performed simply that. We’ll be reporting dwell from the Messe Berlin commerce present flooring all week a take a look at our devoted IFA 2014 hub for all the most recent information and evaluation from the large tech expo.

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