News by Luke Jones on Monday September 29, 2014.
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Before ASUS launched its first smartwatch at IFA earlier this month there was a thought that the company would deliver something significantly cheaper than other wearable devices of this kind. As it was, ASUS instead released the premium ZenWatch and passed the responsibility onto another manufacturer to offer the affordable choice. The smartwatch for everyone is now here in the form of the upcoming Tommy smartwatch.This will be comfortably the least expensive smartwatch on the market and may remain so for a long time yet, landing with a price tag of just $74.99. The finer details of the product are unknown, but it probably runs Android Wear and does manage to come with waterproofing and reportedly a battery that lasts 21 days. The Tommy achieves that by not have a fancy display, with the render above seemingly showing off a sort of e-ink panel. The device will support apps though, the company saying it will also have some of its home-grown apps on board. At launch the device will be available in either black or red, while a white version should be on the way later in the year. No word on where this will land, but it could be a limited market affair, with emerging locations most likely to get the handset. We stand to be corrected, but we doubt that this is very good. Although, there needs to be a trailblazer that starts a budget area of a market and this looks like filling the space for smartwatches.
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