2014 has definitely become the year of smartwatches. This morning’s news is all about Apple’s, ASUS’ and Sony’s new wearables. Which one are you signing up for?
The smartwatch war can only begin when Apple enters the battleground, and they seem to be bringing multiple warriors to this one. New reports say the iPhone maker will be announcing multiple wearable devices, with prices reaching up to $400.
More details could be coming next week, so let’s stay tuned and see what they have brewing for us. Rumors do say we will be looking at multiple screen sizes, which could be what the price differences are all about.
Opinion: That is a significantly higher price compared to the competition, but that is something we can expect from Apple.
ASUS is known for releasing great products at affordable prices, a habit they are taking into the smartwatch market. The ASUS ZenWatch is looking to be a beautiful device. In fact, it’s said the device will be the best-looking Android Wear device to date.
If good looks are not enough for you, it’s said the device could also be the cheapest Android Wear device, costing under $199 upon release. The announcement is due for September 3rd, which is in a few days. We will learn more then.
Opinion: I am a firm believer of ASUS’ abilities, so I am predicting this smartwatch to be a winner. I might even get myself one!
IFA is right around the corner and we are getting ready to see what all manufacturers have been cooking for us. Sony is definitely signed up for some great announcements, but we have just learnt about a couple products wearable fans will love.
The first would be the SmartWatch 3, which is surprisingly running Android Wear (according to rumors). It’s said to feature a 1.68-inch display, with IP58 certification. The second would be named the SmartBand Talk, a simple health tracker with an e-ink display and bluetooth connectivity.
Opinion: We can expect Sony’s wearables to give the competition a good run for their money. Unlike most others, they have been in the modern smartwatch market for some years, giving them good experience in the field.