Asus to launch Android Wear smartwatch on September 3 at IFA

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Asus is throwing itself into the increasingly crowded field of wearables, teasing its own Android Wear smartwatch Tuesday. 

The company posted an image to Twitter that features a watch silhouette and details an announcement date of Sept 3 at the Berlin IFA conference.

The IFA has recently become a popular launching place for new technology, with many companies planning on unveiling watches, smartphones, and other devices at this year's conference.

The conference has a long history dating back to 1924 when it originally focused on radios and industrial design. It has since evolved into a showcase for new consumer technology products.

According to a TechCrunch report the Asus watch will cost between $99 and $149 and feature an AMOLED display. The report also says the watch would be similar in hardware to the G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, neither of which impressed reviewers with their style.

Tuesday's announcement follows a recent report that LG is planning a follow-up to its disappointing G Watch at the IFA show, potentially fielding a better-looking device with a more sunlight-friendly OLED display. 

IFA is not the only place seeing hardware launches that week, as Motorola is likely to finally unveil its anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G at an event on September 4. 

Given the number of lower-cost and mid-range build Android Wear devices the Moto 360 still looks to be the most appealing, albeit higher-priced, option.

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