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ASUS ZenWatch hits Google Play, listed as "coming soon"
The time has come, ladies and gentlemen. Well, almost. The ASUS ZenWatch has just been added to the Google Play Store, but you can’t buy it yet. ASUS’ first attempt at an Android Wear device was originally scheduled to be available in the United States come November 9th. It’s a few days past that date, but quantities are still pretty limited. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one just yet, you should be able to relatively soon.
The watch’s status is currently listed as “coming soon” in the Play store, but we’re assuming the watch will be available sooner rather than later. That said, the Sony SW3 was listed in the Play store for quite a while before units finally came in stock.
In addition to bringing fairly solid design aesthetics, the ZenWatch also has a few special extras included in the mix:
- ASUS ZenUI integration: The watch will “seamlessly integrate with ZenUI on ASUS smartphones”, letting users utilize wearable versions of ASUS apps like What’s Next and Do It Later.
- ASUS advanced applications: ASUS is also launching a companion app along with the watch. The app will allow you to use functions called Watch Unlock, Cover to Mute, Tap Tap, and Find My Phone. Remote Camera and Presentation Control can also be used in conjunction with the ASUS Remote Camera and ASUS Remote Link on your smartphone.
- ASUS wellness manager: The ZenWatch will collect your fitness activity as well. It can track your heart rate, step count, and relaxation levels to help you stay on top of your wellness progress.
The ZenWatch is listed in the store with a $199 price point, and should be available any day now. Are you going to pick up one of these bad boys?