@evleaks has news concerning the upcoming budget-friendly smartwatch from Asus, where the tweet claims that it will be given the codename Robin, with the intention of the Robin smartwatch being the thinnest in its class. Only time will tell whether such aspirations will be reached (since the battery life might be compromised in this matter if it gets too thin, especially where the physical size of a smartwatch is concerned), and will the name stick at the end of the day?
— @evleaks (@evleaks) June 26, 2014
Apart from that, the Robin smartwatch has also been touted to go up for sale later this September, and from what we know about the Asus timepiece, it will feature an AMOLED display with a price point of somewhere between $99 all the way to $149 at launch, according to Techcrunch. At such price points, it will definitely be an attractive proposition to folks who would want to take their chance with a smartwatch without breaking the bank, as it would be considerably more affordable than the recently announced devices at Google’s I/O developer’s conference.
For instance, the Samsung Gear Live is going for $199 while the LG G Watch is even more expensive at $229 a pop. Out of that, Motorola’s beautifully designed Moto 360 has been widely tipped to arrive with a $249 price tag.