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Asus teases smartwatch, again, and launch event at IFA in Berlin

Once again, Asus is teasing their smartwatch due for IFA next week. This time out we get a little better idea the design of the watch, and details of the live stream for the official launch.
August 26, 2014
Asus Smartwatch teaser rendering

Asus took to their Facebook page to share a little sketched render of their upcoming smartwatch, to be launched at IFA in Berlin next week.

The image reveals a few aspects to the watch that are of little surprise at this stage. We can expect at least a partial metal build while terms like ‘sand blasted’ and ‘polish’ imply a raw metal look with a premium metal feel, but that is perhaps a stretch for this simple drawing.

Perhaps the best feature to the new Asus watch will be the curvature to the device. Devices like the LG G Watch come with a flat back, leaving the unit to protrude uncomfortably for users with smaller wrists. The curvature of the Asus watch should make for a more comfortable fit for users of any wrist size.

We have no more information about Asus’ new watch than when we last reported, but Asus wants to make sure you know where and when you can find them at IFA. We’ll be on hand to bring all the best coverage of the event, but you can head over to the Asus Facebook page in 8 days to find out how to catch their live stream of their event.

 Asus IFA Live stream Facebook

These truly are exciting times for wearables of the smartwatch persuasion. LG has been teasing their new smartwatch, only just recently releasing a video that confirms it will have a rounded watch face. Motorola’s long awaited Moto 360 is expected to launch the day after Asus as well. Best Buy accidentally went live with their listing of the Moto 360 last week, they quickly took the Moto 360 back down, but not before we got all the specs and learned that it would sell for $250.

We are eagerly awaiting some solid specs and pricing information for the Asus smartwatch. We’ve seen the rumor that Asus will keep their Android Wear powered offering priced well below that of the competition, with conversation heading as low as $100. Certainly $100 would be a sweat spot that many users could afford to take the plunge into wearables, but we’ll have to wait to see.

Stay tuned, IFA is looking like it will bring a ton of new devices to market, and we plan to be there to bring you all the details. Are these teaser images getting you excited for Asus’ new Android Wear smartwatch?