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ASUS' smartwatch will reportedly be priced between $99 and $149

It looks as though Motorola and LG aren’t the only looking to launch new smartwatches in early September. The Moto 360 is expected to launch on September 4 in Chicago, while the G Watch 2 will reportedly launch next month at IFA in Berlin.
 
Now, the previously rumored ASUS smartwatch has gotten official and it too will be launch at IFA. ASUS posted the following to its official Twitter account:


We first learned of ASUS’ intentions to build a smartwatch back in June courtesy of TechCrunch. The device will fun Android wear and will include an AMOLED screen. The ASUS smartwatch is rumored to be priced between $99 and $149, so we shouldn’t expect the device to come with a stainless steel housing or Horween leather band like the $249.99 Moto 360.

Source: ASUS via Twitter



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Their advertising nails it
By coburn_c on 8/19/2014 9:58:52 AM , Rating: 2
Asus will release another shadow product. The device will be competent, reasonably priced, and stay in the shadows. No one knows exactly what Asus's limitation is. Whether it's brand obscurity or customer service... they always manage to release a medium grade product that does mediocre sales with no buzz. Perhaps they need to spend billions on advertising to sell their mediocre product (Samsung).




RE: Their advertising nails it
By amanojaku on 8/19/2014 10:21:55 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
Perhaps they need to spend billions on advertising to sell their mediocre product (Samsung).
Apple. HTC. LG. Etc...

Considering the prices of these things, you'd expect breakfast or a blow job.


RE: Their advertising nails it
By GulWestfale on 8/19/2014 10:37:10 AM , Rating: 1
Well most apple products do blow...


RE: Their advertising nails it
By AMDftw on 8/19/2014 11:50:02 AM , Rating: 2
Cheers to you.


RE: Their advertising nails it
By EasyC on 8/19/2014 12:23:44 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Well most apple products do blow...


Correction, they used to, then Apple banned that app from the app store. Now they just indicate people with too much money and not enough sense.


RE: Their advertising nails it
By Close04 on 8/19/2014 10:35:52 AM , Rating: 2
I just hope that my expectations are met when, at the upcoming event, they will launch the "curved edge" promised in the teaser :).

When it comes to image (as in a fashionable product) they can't really compete. They do well with things like motherboards but even if they do manage to move a lot of laptops or tablets, when it comes to stylish products they're somewhere in the back of the class. Samsung, Apple, and the likes managed to be flashy and stylish enough to get a crowd of die-hard fans and they promote the image. Asus hasn't managed yet.


RE: Their advertising nails it
By Flunk on 8/19/2014 10:45:45 AM , Rating: 2
I imagine you'll find that the bezel is curved and the screen is flat.


RE: Their advertising nails it
By Flunk on 8/19/2014 10:46:00 AM , Rating: 2
or rather straight.


RE: Their advertising nails it
By Close04 on 8/19/2014 10:56:12 AM , Rating: 2
I just want what was promised to me: the curved edge in the picture :D. Then I can call it an original product, rather than "just another smart watch in the bunch" :).


RE: Their advertising nails it
By zodiacfml on 8/20/2014 3:54:42 AM , Rating: 2
They have to burn money for marketing...yet they don't seem to care. I believe they put out reliable, affordable products. I'm actually typing now on a $245 Asus laptop which seems to work reliably.


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