Over the weekend, the Google I/O Conference was held and we found out that LG’s G Watch would cost consumers $299 while Samsung’s Gear Live would be around $200. Motorola however, did not reveal the price for the Moto 360.
Nevertheless, it seems that another competitor has entered its smartwatch’s price and so far it seems to be the most affordable one among all. Asus may actually hit the jackpot and get a mass market success with its version of the Android smartwatch only costing consumers $99 to $149. If this is so, TechCrunch reports that the device would be released with an AMOLED screen by September this year. Coindentally the IFA will be taking place around the same time period, so keep a good look out for the ASUS smartwatch.
With the Taiwanese company pricing the ASUS smartwatch half the price of Samsung’s offerings, don’t be surprise if we witness some price cuts from competitors in the market. Other than the AMOLED screen featured and the affordable pricing, not much details are known about the device. We do know that ASUS has been taking a patient approach in launching its first Android Wear product as compared to Motorola who have been aggressive in pushing out its smartwatch as soon as it can.
ASUS is known for churning out affordable electronics but the Taiwanese company hasn’t been doing so well in the smartphone industry so its smartwatch would be a great time and product to redeem itself. Android Wear, if you still aren’t aware, is Google’s step to make our lives easier by bring our smartphone and tablet notifications to our wrist. You can use your voice to perform quick tasks like make memos, set reminders and reply text messages.