Asus shows glimpse of ZenWatch; Apple 'wearable' coming Sept 9


— 5:02 PM on August 27, 2014

In a video posted today, Asus has shed more light—both literally and figuratively—on its upcoming smartwatch. The device, first teased earlier this month, will apparently be called the ZenWatch, and it will look... well, pretty much the way you'd expect a smartwatch to look. See for yourself:

Back in June, there was talk in the rumor mill of an upcoming Asus smartwatch that could be priced between $99 and $149. If the ZenWatch winds up in that price range, then it may have a leg up over current Android Wear devices, which currently start at $199. We'll find out for sure on September 3. That's when Asus plans to host its live-streamed launch event for the ZenWatch.

In related news, Re/code reports that Apple will unveil a "new wearable" together with the next-gen iPhone(s) on September 9. That wearable, which I expect is the iWatch we've been hearing about, will reportedly use the new HealthKit and HomeKit functionality introduced at WWDC back in June. Previous rumors had predicted an October debut for that device, but Re/code says Apple's plans have changed.

   
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