August is only a few days away from permanently going in the history books (for 2016, that is), but IFA, the next tech conference, is all set to bring us some new smartwatches that will become the talk of the tech scene. We've already pointed to Samsung and ASUS, both of which will keep us busy with their upcoming smartwatches such as the Gear S3 Explorer, Gear S3 Classic, and Gear S3 Frontier, as well as the upcoming Asus ZenWatch 3 that has now passed through the FCC, but a new gaming smartwatch by way of an unexpected OEM is sure to add to the excitement.
The company in mind is Acer, and, according to DigiTimes, Acer is expected to announce a new gaming smartwatch at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany, in a matter of days. We don't know what this gaming smartwatch will do, nor do we know any specific details about its OS and so on, but a gaming smartwatch seems to be something new -- that is, if you discount the Razer Nabu, a smartwatch that the company says is designed for gamers with its trademark signature on the device that mimics a certain famous fruit company that has released a smartwatch with its name in the device moniker (if you can't get this right on the first try, I am officially speechless).
A gaming smartwatch could have a background and design fit for gamers, but the extent of gaming that the smartwatch will display is anyone's guess. Will Acer allow wearers to play games from their smartwatch display by making it Android Wear-compatible? We don't know. Acer is also said to have a fitness band in the works, and aside from our usual expectations of fitness bands (heart rate monitor, Bluetooth, distance, calorie, step, and activity tracking, etc), there's little else known about it.
Acer will make the announcement at IFA 2016, though we have no word on what day of the conference Acer will make such an announcement (if the rumor is true). For now, be sure to stay tuned to Smartwatch.me. As new details surface, you'll be the first to know.