We probably won’t see many new Android Wear devices this year, but there is one that many of us are waiting for: the ASUS ZenWatch 3. ASUS unveiled the smartwatch back in September, and it’s quite possibly the first time that an Android Wear smartwatch gets everything right – from design to price.
According to ASUS, the highly anticipated ZenWatch 3 will be released early November for $229. When you compare that to the prices of other smartwatches on the market right now, it’s a really good deal. For instance, the Gear S3 Classic is rumored to be priced at $400 or more, and even the year-old Huawei Watch ranges from $250 to $600 depending on the configuration. And unlike the previous ZenWatch devices, this year’s ZenWatch has a stunning design which features a jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel body.
Unlike the previous ZenWatch devices, this year’s ZenWatch has a stunning design which features a jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel body.
Just to recall, the ZenWatch 3 will come with a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400. It is powered by Qualcomm’s wearable-optimized processor, Snapdragon Wear 2100, and the 340 mAh battery is quite impressive for its size. Other than that, everything is pretty standard: 512MB of RAM coupled with 4GB of internal storage and the good ole IP67 certification. The ASUS ZenWatch 3 will come with 50 pre-loaded watch faces, and it would make sense for it to receive the Android Wear 2.0 update when and if Google decides to release that.
ASUS is getting busy to launch all sorts of products in the next few months, it seems. Just like the Zenfone 3 Deluxe Special Edition that’s coming this month and the ZenPad 3S 10 that’s launching alongside the ZenWatch 3 in November, the smartwatch will soon be available directly through ASUS’ official website.
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