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ASUS looks to undercut its rivals in the Android Wear market

Is $199 (Samsung Gear Live) or $229 (LG G Watch) too rich for your blood when it comes to Android Wear-based smartwatches? Now it appears that ASUS is aiming quite a bit lower for its entry into own entry into the nascent market.
According to TechCrunch’s sources, ASUS is set to launch an AMOLED-equipped Android Wear smartwatch that will be priced between $99 and $149. With Motorola definitely looking trending the high end of the market with its much-lauded Moto 360 (estimated MSRP of $249), ASUS’ entry — at least at a $99 price point — just might be enough to trigger an impulse buy from consumers that have already bought into the Android ecosystem.

As you may have already known, Android Wear smartwatches require a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility here) to function as anything other than a glorified watch. 

Source: TechCrunch

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RE: This will flop
By Piiman on 6/29/2014 12:52:55 PM , Rating: 2
"what Apple might have in the pipeline, and therefore what a well designed and thought through wearable strategy/device might look like."

Try not to come in your pants as "speculate"

RE: This will flop
By themaster08 on 6/30/2014 10:15:13 AM , Rating: 3
I wish people would stop replying to Tony brain SWashed. This is his entire viewpoint summed up:

Apple good. Everyone else, bad.

No amount of debate, logical or otherwise, is going to change his views, or even cause him to think openly about anything that anyone says.

Apple is his religion.

Resist the temptation to bite. It's a lost cause. Just -1 and move on.

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