It’s only been a short two months since the launch of Android Wear and already we have two products on the market (the LG G Watch, G Watch R and the Samsung Gear Live) with a third confirmed (The Motorola Moto 360). Now, we have a fourth product to ogle, the Asus ZenWatch for Android Wear.
Asus ZenWatch for Android Wear:
Announced today at IFA in Germany, the Asus ZenWatch for Android Wear has stunned people into silence with it’s elegance and it’s beauty. Using premium quality products and adding a bit of bling to the Android Wear line with a layer of Rose Gold and premium quality stitched leather strap, the Asus ZenWatch for Android Wear will look at home in the board room as well as on the squash court. With a 1.63″ AMOLED display with a resolution of 320×320 and covered with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lens, the watch screen will be clear in any lighting.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocking at 1.2GHz with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, the ZenWatch is no more powerful than the current selection (which is a bit of shame). Also included is Bluetooth 4.0, a microphone and a 1.4Wh polymer battery. Also, like the current range from LG and Samsung, the Asus smartwatch is IP55 certified, which means it’s splashproof and dust resistant. This probably means that it’s not safe to wear whilst swimming or in the bath, unlike the G Watch and the Gear Live which are IP57 which is a higher grade of water resistance (see this Wikipedia article to explain).
That being said, the Asus ZenWatch is the prettiest Android Wear watch on the market to date (maybe until the Moto 360 is released). And what do you have to pay for these good looks? The ZenWatch has been given a price of €199 (£159 or $262) and is due to be released in Q3 and Q4 this year.
Until then, drool over this video presentation released by Asus (just make sure to drool away from your computer or display).