IFA 2016, Berlin – ASUS ZenWatch 3. One of our favourite smartwatch makers, ASUS is finally joining the classic style watch club.
ASUS, one of the largest manufacturer of consumer electronics in the world, advertised its latest smartwatch in Berlin, at IFA 2016. Named the ASUS ZenWatch 3, the company’s latest watch features – a first-time for the company – a delightful round display.
With its new ZenWatch 3, ASUS joins a large number of smartwatch manufacturers that started adopting the classic watch style with round displays at the beginning of this year. Some of the most popular ones include the Moto 360, Samsung Gear S2, Fossil’s Q-series and Huawei Watch.
Asus ZenWatch 3 – Design And Features
ASUS latest smartwatch features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display set on a 316L stainless steel watch case. The Taiwanese company states that the steel used is 82 percent stronger than the regular steel, giving the watch a more premium-like look not just increased durability. Also, the display has a resolution of 400 x 400.
ASUS ZenWatch 3 is going to be available in three finishes: Silver, Rose Gold and Gunmetal. To further customise the watch to your liking, you can choose from different strap options such as rubber for a sportier aesthetic or stitched Italian leather for a more formal look.
On the case, the ASUS ZenWatch 3 has three buttons, but only the top one is customizable for use with the Android Wear. The case is also very thin at 0.39-inches, which makes it smaller than the Apple Watch. Also is worth noting that the ZenWatch 3 is compatible with both, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
Detailing more on the specs, the watch is powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor for wearables, the Snapdragon Wear 2100. Also, the watch sports 512MB of RAM and it comes with 4GB of internal storage for music on the go.
Asus ZenWatch 3 – Specifications
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100|
|Operating System||Android Wear|
|Memory||512 MB RAM|
|Storage||4GB eMMC Flash|
|Display||AMOLED 1.39”; 400 x 400; 287ppi|
|Sensor||6-Axis (G+A); Ambient light sensor|
|Battery||340mAh with quick-charge|
|Colour||Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Gold|
|Dimensions||45 x 45 x 9.95 ~ 10.75 mm|
Asus ZenWatch 3 – Battery Life And Price
The company insists that the ASUS ZenWatch 3 smartwatch has a battery that charges very fast and able to last up to two days on a single charge. How fast? Well, only 15-minutes of charge and your smartwatch is up by 60 percent.
ASUS latest watch, the ZenWatch 3 comes with over fifty watch faces, that you can choose from. Features wise, the watch incorporate fitness tracking thanks to its sensors capable of detecting motion, also used for the very useful reminders to stand-up.
To date, there is no news regarding the availability or pricing of the watch on the American market. However, we have the pricing for Europe at €229, which lets us assume that the U.S. price will be around the $254 mark.