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ASUS working on a smartwatch without Android Wear

ASUS ZenWatch

A new report suggests that ASUS is looking to launch a new smartwatch without Android Wear on board. This might be somewhat similar to HTC’s rumored Penta wearable which is believed to be running RTOS. The company didn’t clarify as to when these smartwatches will be available in the market, but we hope to see the first of them this MWC.

The idea behind launching a non-Android Wear smartwatch could be to increase marketshare and make it compatible with a large number of devices out of the box.

The company’s ZenWatch wearable from last year has received critical acclaim for its design and AMOLED display, so it’s likely that ASUS will use the same design and components in the upcoming wearable.

It is said that ASUS is going with a new MediaTek chipset for this smartwatch in place of the Snapdragon 400 which is currently used in Android Wear devices.

Would you be interested in a non-Android Wear smartwatch from ASUS? Let us know below.

Source: Focus Taiwan

Via: G For Games