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Leaked images show the ZenWatch 3 looks a lot like the Moto 360

We may have just gotten our first real look at the ASUS ZenWatch 3, and it kind of seems like a thicker version of the Motorola Moto 360.

Published onAugust 12, 2016

While it’s true that there are only so many ways you can design a round watch, leaked images of what appear to be the ZenWatch 3 show that it seems to have taken quite a few design cues from the Moto 360.

The black and gold device we’re looking at from ASUS is currently making its way through certification. It will have Bluetooth 4.2 as well as WiFi capabilities, naturally, but the smartwatch sadly lacks mobile data connectivity.

We’re seeing three side buttons and a magnetic ring charger that attaches to the back of the device. The band pictured is leather, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see ASUS offer a variety of options in this regard.

The first ASUS ZenWatch 3 render appears, confirms what we've seen

It’s worth bearing in mind that ASUS has yet to reveal anything official about the ZenWatch 3, so it’s possible for any of these details to be inaccurate. However, our immediate concern is that the device appears to be fairly bulky.

As smartwatches are getting sleeker and sleeker, there isn’t as much room in the market for such large and thick devices except perhaps in the fitness-focused submarket. Since the ASUS ZenWatch 3 doesn’t appear to be particularly sporty, we’re not quite sure what to make of its design just yet. Indeed, we’ll have to wait to get our hands on it for a full first impression.

What are your thoughts regarding this leaked glimpse at the ZenWatch 3? Of course most leaked images don’t put a device’s best foot forward, so it’s worth taking these impressions with a grain of salt. Still, give us your take in the comments below!

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