ASUS CEO reveals that new ASUS Android Wear watch will be released in October for under $199

ASUS smartwatchAlthough rumors of an ASUS smartwatch running Android Wear have been circulating around the internet for a few weeks now, we finally have confirmation of the device from ASUS’s CEO – along with a release date and a better idea of pricing. According to CEO Jerry Shen, the upcoming ASUS ZenWatch device will be priced under $199, and it will be released sometime in October.

Although the device isn’t expected to be officially unveiled until Wednesday during IFA 2014 in Berlin, Shen decided to make this announcement a bit early at a media briefing in Taiwan last week, in order to hype the product and build excitement surrounding the announcement.

He also said that the ZenWatch will support English-based voice recognition, and plans are in place to support Chinese language voice input before the end of 2014.

Are you excited by the prospect of a cheaper Android Wear smartwatch from someone other than LG, Samsung, and Motorola?

[Focus Taiwan]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.