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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: Low price for low style
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/30/2014 6:55:17 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. All of them look comical.

At least with Asus you are not paying thru the nose to look like the biggest nerd in the room. Would hate to pay $200-$300 for a watch that I would be embarrassed to wear in public.


RE: Low price for low style
By FaaR on 6/30/2014 9:04:01 AM , Rating: 1
+1 for being an elitist hypocrite slandering people with nerd epithet on Dailytech.

...Always a first for everything it seems. ;)


RE: Low price for low style
By retrospooty on 6/30/2014 9:31:08 AM , Rating: 2
I have to agree with that... I don't want any sort of smartwatch, but a guy taking time to post on a tech site comment section making fun of a guy wearing a smartwatch? That is more than just a bit of pot and kettle.


RE: Low price for low style
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/30/2014 10:12:52 AM , Rating: 2
Aw c'mon guys, Admit it it.

These 'smartwatches' are the goofiest looking things on the planet! :P

At least with Asus you are getting one cheap!


RE: Low price for low style
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/30/2014 10:14:39 AM , Rating: 2
PS.

Did I say I didn't like them? ;)


RE: Low price for low style
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/30/2014 10:20:46 AM , Rating: 2
PSS...

I guess that last line of my op was pushing it a bit far.

sowwie! Didn't intend to twerk any noses.


RE: Low price for low style
By retrospooty on 6/30/2014 10:45:51 AM , Rating: 2
Lol. This reminds me of a Simpsons line

"I'm not that kind of nerd." -Millhouse


RE: Low price for low style
By Monkey's Uncle on 6/30/2014 10:18:19 AM , Rating: 2
When it's written it's libel not slander :p

And what's wrong with looking like the biggest nerd in the room anyway? Isn't that something to be proud of?

We're all nerds here son whether you want to admit it or not :D


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