We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Acer will launch wearable tech next year including a smart watch

Acer thinks wearable tech is the next big thing

Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch mockup

Acer has said is looking into wearable technology like a smart watch which will launch in 2014.

If Sony's Smart Watch wasn't enough for you and you can't wait for devices from Apple, Samsung or Google, then Acer is on hand. The firm has said wearable technology is something it's looking into and will launch.

See also: Apple iWatch, Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch, Google Nexus Smart Watch rumour round-up.

Speaking to Pocket-lint, ST Liew, president of Acer's smartphone group said: "We are looking at wearable, I think every consumer company should be looking at wearable. Wearable isn't new ... it just hasn't exploded in the way that it should. But the opportunity's for billions of dollars' worth of industry."

"I think the trick is making the right trade-off, so that you put the right package of what people are expecting into a wearable. Is a day battery enough? It might be, if the charging mechanism is easy. You take off your watch at night, throw it on the side and it inductively charges," he added.

If a smart watch with inductive charging sounds like your cup of tea then you might be in luck because Liew said: "So are we thinking along those lines? Yes, absolutely. You should expect something like that from us as well next year."

Acer also confirmed it will be launching a Liquid ZX smartphone with a 3.5in screen 'very soon'.

Wearable tech is becoming the new big sector in technology with devices such as Google Glass and fitness devices like the Fitbit Flex. Are you interested in wearable devices? Let us know in the comments section.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review: Design and price beats additional...

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

Colour-depth not resolution is what will make 4K a success or failure

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which new iPhone 6 model should I buy?