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Asus’ first wearable device will be a smartwatch

Asus is getting into the wearable game, and may debut a smartwatch this June at Computex.


During Asus’ year-end celebrations, Chairman Jonney Shih was asked about the progress in the wearable segment, to which he said that the first wearable device from Asus will likely be a watch.

“There are actually many challenges in this area, and I don’t think products that lack special features will be useful. We’ll try to replace your watch by all means, ” Shih said.

While he did not mention any other details, it was mentioned during an investor call last November that wearable devices would be debuted at the Computex in June, with consumers able to buy the devices later in 2014.

Asus isn’t the only manufacturer focused on making a wearable device. A source from Acer also confirmed the organization’s interest in this segment, and Samsung is already said to be hard at work on the second generation Galaxy Gear. The Galaxy Sear 2 is said to feature an entirely new design along with more functionality. While wearable devices from major manufacturers thus far have been a let-down, we will likely see better offerings at Computex.

Source: Focus Taiwan

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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