According to a report in Focus Taiwan, Asus is preparing a smartwatch for launch in the second half of 2014. Apparently, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih revealed about this development to the Taiwanese press at a company party.
“We will put our entire design thought into it. There are actually many challenges in this area, and I don’t think products that lack special features will be useful. We’ll try to replace your watch by all means,” Shih told media.
Specifics about this Asus smartwatch are not known at this point.
Asus isn’t the only Taiwanese firm looking to enter the wearables market. Focus Taiwan is reporting that Acer is also working on a smartwatch, which will be arriving in the second half of this year as well.
“We hope we could have a distinctive product when we introduce it. So we will not launch it in a hurry during the first quarter and will likely make it available globally in the second half,” a source told Focus Taiwan.