ASUS wants voice and gesture controls in its first wearable


ASUS  has plans for wearable, and those plans involve voice and gesture commands.

ASUS CEO Jonney Shih revealed over the weekend that the company’s first wearable device, assumed to be a smartwatch, will complement smartphones with alternative control methods.

However, Shih admitted at a National Taiwan University job fair that “more breakthroughs are needed in these areas,”Focus Taiwan has reported. Shih also said Asus is addressing battery concerns and hopes to get its wearable to a tenth the power consumption of smartphones.

Slap on the wrist

It hasn’t been confirmed that ASUS  is working on a smartwatch, but Shih was hinting as far back as summer 2013 that the company has an interest in wearable.

Samsung’s Gear 2 is leading the pack right now, but there are plenty of up-and-comers from the likes of Huawei, Pebble and even Motorola nipping at its heels.


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Author: Daniel Costa View all posts by
Technology and Hardware Editor