Asus to reportedly launch a Android Wear smartwatch later this year

Asus is working on a smartwatch that runs on Google’s Android Wear, according to a report from TechCrunch. It says that the company is planning to release an Android Wear-powered smartwatch in September.


Currently, there are three Android Wear smartwatches from LG, Samsung and Motorola. Of these the LG G watch and Samsung’s Gear Live are already available in the market, while the Moto 360 will be available some time later this year. The report states that the possible Asus smartwatch will be a low-cost affordable device and will cost somewhere between US$99 and US$149.

If the watch turns out to be a reality it will be way cheaper than the existing watches that are prices at $229 for the LG G watch and $200 for the Gear Live. Price of the Moto 360 is still under the wraps. The report also touts that the Asus made watch is expected to come with an AMOLED screen.

Meanwhile, another report from @evleaks has stated that the Asus Android Wear smartwatch is code-named as Robin and it is aiming to be the thinnest device in the smartwatch category.

Source: TechCrunch

Author: Sneha Bokil

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