IFA 2014: Asus First-Gen Smartwatch Reportedly To Be Showcased in September 2014

By Anuj

    Taiwan's Asus has always been and continues to be, a real pioneer in the computing business. Having recently occupied a well respected place in the tablet and handset market, Asus may be trying its hands at producing wearable devices.

    If reports have anything to go by, the Nexus 7 maker is going to launch its first ever wearable gadget at the upcoming IFA tech show in Berlin.

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    Asus First-Gen Smartwatch Reportedly To Be Showcased in Sep 2014

    The Nexus 7 will showcase a smart watch powered by Google's Android Wear OS, according to a report by Focus Taiwan. This is not the first time it has been claimed that Asus will venture into wearable gadgets market.

    Focus Taiwan is claiming that Asus' CEO Jerry Shen recently addressed investors' conference where he apparently signaled the arrival of a smart watch as early as next month.

    "We're dreaming big about the future of wearable devices, but the dream will not come true this year or in the first half of next year because the market demand has not picked up," Jerry Shen, Asus' CEO, said at the investors' conference.

    Furthermore, the company could launch a second-generation model of the watch next year. Shen, however, did not give share specific details about the first-generation smart watch.

    It is learnt that Asus' first ever smart watch may not be priced on a higher side. The device could be priced as low as Rs. 6,000 in the International market, a new report revealed a few days back. Competition wise, Asus' first-gen smart watch will certainly give competition to the Pebble smart watch in respect of price.

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