Asus Android Wear smartwatch will reportedly feature AMOLED screen, affordable price tag

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| June 26, 2014

Android Wear user interface

So far this week the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live have been put up for pre-order and the Moto 360 was demoed in real life. Those are the first three Android Wear devices that’ve been announced, but when Google first introduced us to Android Wear, it named several other partners that’d committed to the platform. What about them? Well today we may have gotten some details on the plans of one of them.

According to a source speaking to TechCrunch, Asus is planning to release an Android Wear-powered smartwatch in September. Details on the device are still light, but it’s said that it’ll include an AMOLED display. Asus is reportedly hoping to price its Android Wear device somewhere around $99 and $149.

Asus has been a pretty big part of the Google and Android ecosystems to date, launching Android phones and tablets as well as a Google TV box. That’s why it’s no surprise that the company is cooking up an Android Wear device in its kitchen as well. And while we don’t know much about the smartwatch quite yet, its potential price tag of $99-$149 would place it well below the Gear Live and G Watch, so this is definitely a wearable that we’re going to be keeping an eye out for.

Via TechCrunch