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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 chripuck on 6/30/2014 9:10:39 AM , Rating: 2
Except he's kind of right. Apple may not win the market share metric, but they'll be of the highest build quality and command a price premium that no one else can come close to.


RE: This will flop
By retrospooty on 6/30/2014 9:27:48 AM , Rating: 2
"and command a price premium"

That part is true. Somehow Apple manages to consistently come out with products that do a lot less and cost more to do less. Then they copy the features of the products that have better features and Apple fans "oooh and aaah" about it as if Apple did something amazing. They do have something there. More smoke and mirrors than actual good products IMO, but if buyers want to buy, go for it.


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