Is Asus working on an Android Wear watch?

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Asus is readying its first smartwatch for release, according to TechCrunch.

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And it seems that the Asus watch – which will reportedly run on Google’s new Android Wear platform – could be much cheaper than the competition.

Quoting an anonymous source, TechCrunch says that the Asus smartwatch has a targeted debut window of September and will have an AMOLED display.

The report also claims that the Taiwanese computer manufacturer might price its watch between $99 and $149 at launch, well below the prices of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.

In addition to the low price, the source also told TechCrunch that the reason why Asus chose a later release was because it did not want to rush to meet the Google I/O deadline.

Best known for its laptops and netbooks, Asus is the world’s fifth-largest PC vendor.

Stuart O’Connor