Asus is all set to fully reveal its first Android Wear smart watch, now officially dubbed the ZenWatch, this Wednesday as IFA begins in Berlin, and some of the first details have started seeping out.As promised, the ZenWatch is expected to be the cheapest Android Wear device on the market when it debuts, with a price under $199 planned. That’s according to a report from the Central News Agency in Taiwan, which says the watch will be available in October.
Focus Taiwan in a report has quoted Shen, who in a media briefing confirmed that the company’s new ZenWatch will be priced below $199, without revealing the exact pricing of the smart watch.
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Shen is also quoted to have said the ZenWatch will come with a voice recognition feature, which will initially work in English only when the product goes on sale in October.
Chinese language support for the voice recognition feature on the smart watch will be rolled out by the end of this year, though Shen added that the release will depend on Asus’ third-party developers. Further, the ZenWatch is said to hit the US market first in October alongside other selected markets and could be paired with any Android smartphone.
Asus won’t have all that much competition by the way of style from Android Wear smart watches that are currently available, but the yet-to-be-released Moto 360 and LG G Watch R will certainly be formidable competitors.