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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 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


"My sex life is pretty good" -- Steve Jobs' random musings during the 2010 D8 conference














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