Being an Android user is all about choice, and that goes for the wearables category, too. There are rumors that Asus may unveil its own Android Wear-based smartwatch at IFA next month, which would add another name to the growing number of manufacturers jumping on board with Google’s open source wearables software.
Focus Taiwan reports that Asus CEO Jerry Shen briefly alluded to a possible smartwatch showcase in Berlin. It’s not entirely far fetched, considering Google announced Asus as one of the partners on board the Android Wear train. The report also suggests that the Asus smartwatch was already screened by Google. The device may cost between $99 and $149.
Asus already has a strong hand in the Android world. It’s the manufacturer behind the first- and second-generation Nexus 7, and it offers its own selection of Android devices, including the two-in-one PadFone. An Android Wear watch would just add more choice among its arsenal of Android-powered devices.