Early last week Asus hit up Twitter to tease one of their upcoming products set to arrive at IFA in Berlin and this week they're at it again, only this time it's on Facebook.

Like the last teaser, it uses the quote "Time has been transformed and we have changed" and shows what's likely a design process sketch of the still be unveiled device. Everything points to Asus showing off its Android Wear device at IFA 2014. Question is, how will it be different? We'll be on the ground in Berlin to check it out ourselves so we shall soon see.

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ASUS drops another teaser for their smartwatch set to arrive at IFA

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It would be cool if the black area in the centre sketch was all screen but I am sure it will be in fact be a rectangular screen with a rounded glass bezel.

I don't feel comfortable with the way screen is shaped. It's not square nor round.

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Your uncomfortable stance pleases me..... That screen has sex appeal!!!! Go to your comfort zone squares...Pleb!!! =P

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I hope Android Wear gets frequent and big updates because it still feels very beta.

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You obviously weren't with Android from the beginning. That's exactly what Google did. Release it as a beta, improve it later.

They will do the same thing with Wear.

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Yes. I remember the early Chrome. I thought it was too simple. And has no features. I was a heavy Firefox fan at the time Chrome launched, I expected a lot of add ons.

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Chrome? Pfft, I remember the early days of Gmail! Although that was really the mother of all betas, and the butt of Google beta jokes for years (since the Gmail logo literally had a beta label for years).

Yeah, but ironically, Gmail was probably Google's most functional and stable product at launch, relative to its competitors. It may have been a beta project for a hilariously long time, but it was at least a totally worthy competitor to Yahoo and Hotmail at launch. A lot of Google's other flagship products were giant messes when they were first released to the general public.

I am hoping that you won't need to buy a new watch every two years. Keep it lightweight and convenient. Don't make it too complicated.

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Im starting to understand the android wear a little. When i got my nice watch, it took me weeks and about 6 jewelry stores to find the one i liked. The only way we get to that point with smart watches is if the makers only have to worry about hardware design, not software. Apple would do us all a favor by going this same course with its watch software. Unless they can give us 100 different designs in the first year.

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That'll never happen. It would require going the Android route and letting other companies handle the hardware design to showcase their software, which is the complete opposite of Apple's entire philosophy. Fortunately, Apple's really good at hardware design, but not in a way that lends itself to lots of variation.

I'm wondering if we will see multiple models released simultaneously. Now that's how to do it. Give us choices all at once, not a new one every couple months.

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conflicted. I dont think I would want this but I have been waiting for the Moto 360 and if it doesn't suck I was going to order one ASAP, now it might be best to wait until after IFA? if I do might I have to wait longer for the 360 stock if it turns out to be the best!!!

Well, the 360 is getting announced like a day before IFA... Chances are you could order and cancel/refuse the order if anything more interesting gets announced over the weekend at IFA.

I'm still all in on the 360, wireless charging is very appealing (maybe even as much as the round face), and I like what Moto's been up to lately (even tho I've never owned a Moto device myself).

you've encapsulated my thoughts exactly. I hadn't thought of the order and cancel approach. hmm.

I'm not expecting any of these other devices to "knock" the moto 360 from the king of the hill spot anyway, moto is really on a roll lately I agree. I would have considered a Moto x above my nexus 5 had it been available legitimately in Australia.

actually if they do become scarce I could sell it online for cost 6+ postage and break even.

Rectangular, round, and now, rounded rectangle... decisions, decisions...

Seriously though, I will wait for the kinks to be worked out - 2nd, maybe even the 3rd generation would have something interesting.

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I tend to agree with you, but if this is $100, and halfway decent, I might not mind jumping in to have something to watch Wear mature.

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I think we need to think differently about smart watches. They are more of a commodity than a phone is. If you just take one watch company such as Casio, and look at how many hundreds of different models they have that basically all do the same thing, I think that's what android wear smart watches are going to be like. They will be more of a commodity item with new models and designs released continuously. Because Google controls the software, it doesn't really make any difference what watch you buy. It will get updates when Google post them. Unless there's some significant new technology in screen or battery, an android where smart watch should be relevant for several years from the date of purchase. I own several conventional watches that cost anywhere from 100 to $600. I wear them depending on what I'm doing, where I'm working, or what I'm wearing. I could see myself owning several Android wear watches also in the same manner.

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Asus have put out some truly original devices in the last few years. Not least of which was the Padfone, which I still own and love. I for one am quite excited to see what they bring to the table.

That may be a bit of a stretch, but damn. A new Moto X, a bunch of cool-looking watches, a couple cool-looking new Chromebooks... that's all pretty exciting stuff. Hell, I'm even kind of pumped for the new iPhone.

And the Moto G, Note 4, possibly the next Nexus, maybe the next Nexus tab, there's probably more still though

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If this is as snazzy as it looks in that sketch and is the budget option it's rumored to be, this may finally be my entry point into wearables. I like Asus a lot, too.

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