The Asus Zenwatch liveblog from Berlin, 6.30 a.m. EDT
Join us for a first look at Asus' Android Wear smartwatch
Today is a pretty busy day in Berlin as the IFA 2014 press conferences kick off. We're going to be live with Asus at the Classic Remise – an incredible venue for the car fanatics – to see what we're already aware is the grand debut of the Zenwatch, Asus' first foray into the world of Android Wear
Asus press conferences are always an entertaining affair, and we love watching the Chairman, Jonney Shih, take to the stage. We know the Zenwatch is coming but beyond that it could be anything and everything. Asus is known for some pretty wild products so we could still see some new phones, that dock into tablets, that dock into laptops. It'll be a fun ride, for sure.
The event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. local time here in Berlin which is 11:30 a.m. UTC, 6.30 a.m. EDT and 3.30 a.m. PDT. So if you're stateside it's going to be a really, really early one. But grab a hot beverage, pull up your favorite chair and join us in the liveblog below.
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We'll have an watch, that docks in a phone, that docks in a tablet, that docks in a laptop, that docks in a desktop, that docks in a web-server.
8/10 for Looks & Appeal and being able to get away with wearing it: More wearable than a beret.
7/10 for Function: plenty of room for more things and capabilities, nothing new or special was seen here, and there's always room for improvement.
8.5/10 Price: e199 is great for a manufacturer's first attempt at a new line of product. All smartwatches should have at least 1 button though, because you need CONTROL, instead of being confined to fairy touch and not being able to force it to do something when you need it to (going back to home screen for example when everything goes bad).
There may have been a button but I didn't spy one in the video stream.