So we know that ASUS will not be sitting by the sidelines when it comes to wearables. Recently we have heard how ASUS plans to release a smartwatch of their own, and now ASUS has pretty much confirmed them plans during the Taiwan Economic Summit held in Taipei. According to Focus Taiwan, ASUS’ chairman was present at the event and revealed that he believed that ASUS will be able to turn their smartwatch into a “hero product”.
According to Jonney Shih, he states that ASUS has learnt about trade-offs during the design of the watch. He also states that the watch will offer up “key features”, such as notifications, as well as the ability to understand the wearer and help them solve real-time problems. Features such as voice commands could also be a feature of the device.
ASUS has been known to create pretty good products. We’ve seen their successful efforts with Android tablets in the form of the Transformer series, so we wouldn’t be surprised if ASUS could come up with something unique and innovative with their own smartwatch, although they did not mention if their device would run on Google’s Android Wear platform.
It has also been rumored that one of the ways ASUS could get their products to stand out is by undercutting the competition. As it stands, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are priced at $229 and $199 respectively, so it seems that the ASUS smartwatch could end up being cheaper than that.