As is the case with iOS devices, Android also has its brand new set of wearable devices ready to compete with Apple’s: Android wear.
Asus makes its own wearable smart device, called the Asus Zenwatch. It’s the first company in the market to make Android watches. As Asus ways on its website, it focuses on delivering high quality in it’s new ZenWatch 3. This new watch focuses in high-quality materials, design details, and its quick-charging technology to keep it on your wrist longer.
The design is inspired by the solar eclipse, but that’s not all. It’s less than 1cm in thickness: only 9.95mm. With a 1.39”, 287 pixel per inch, AMOLED display, it will be more than enough to stay connected on your little wrist device.
The casing is made from stainless steel. Asus has tried it’s best in designing it with luxury in mind. According to Asus, it’s 82% stronger than traditional steel, ensuring robustness in day-to-day wearing.
About buttons, it has three. The top one is a customizable quick-access button to your favorite app or feature. The middle one has many functions, including the various modes of the watch: Interactive, Theater, and brightness Boost.
It comes in three carefully-selected colours: gunmetal, silver, and rose gold. The banding is Italian stitched leather, for an astonishing luxurious look never seen before. Colours of the ZenWatch is not the only option to personalize your new watch: you can choose from 6 themes, and more than 50 designs for the watch face. Besides, you can always design your own face using the FaceDesigner utility in the watch.
The ZenWatch 3 comes also with the ZenFit app, that automatically counts your steps, encourages you to do more and track your fitness and health. As you would expect, the new ZenWatch has water resistance so you can swim freely when wearing it. According to Asus, it can be submerged in under one meter of water for 30 minutes without any problems.
The Asus ZenWatch 3 is equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It consumes 25% less energy than the previous Snapdragon 400 model. The power efficiency of the new processor, combined with a magnetic fast charger that takes only 15 minutes to charge to 60%, the ZenWatch is definitely strong option when choosing a smartwatch.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100
512 MB RAM
4GB eMMC Flash
400 x 400
Ambient light sensor
340mAh with quick-charge
Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Gold
45 x 45 x 9.95 ~ 10.75 mm