We’ve already told you that Acer is looking to enter the wearables markets. Now we have a new report from the Chinese media suggesting that the company will launch a smart band, rather than smart watch, in mid-2014. As that’s the case with any other smart band, this unit will be able to connect to compatible smartphones and tablets.
The story goes on to say that Acer may team-up with a number of fitness centers and hospitals to spur adoption. That strategy could definitely work in the short-term, helping the Taiwanese company get a bunch of customers in record amount of time. Long term, however, they better have a really awesome device, one that could compete with the Fitbit and Jawbone products, as well as a number of emerging smart bands that more often than not offer more advanced movement tracking.
We’ll keep watching Acer’s moves and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add. Stay tuned in the meantime…