Taiwan-based Company ASUS on Friday announced new “ZenWatch 3″powered by Android Wear in two strap variants. The watch comes with a smart assistant that is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. This smartwatch is available exclusively on Flipkart. From Friday the pre-ordering already began for 2 -3 models. The Asus zenwatch 3 price start from Rs. 17599 to Rs. 18999. There is also a zero cost EMI offer for this Asus ZenWatch.
Asus Zenwatch 3 Specifications and Features
The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor paired with 512 MB RAM and comes with 4 GB internal storage. The 341mAh battery gives up to 2 days charge and supports HyperCharge feature which charges 60% in 15 minutes. The ZenWatch 3 has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 400 by 400 resolution and a pixel density of 287ppi.
The watch provides connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Asus ZenWatch 3 comes with a built-in microphone and has a 6-axis (G+A) along with an ambient light sensor. The display is covered with curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass that provides smooth swiping gestures and provides tough protection against scratches and damage.
Asus says that the wearable device is crafted from 316L stainless steel and is paired with luxurious straps. This premium-quality, cold-forged steel the company claims is 82 percent stronger than conventional steel to ensure that ZenWatch 3 can easily withstand the rigors of daily wear. This 9.95 mm thick watch comes with fitness tracking called ZenFit that tracks push-ups, running and sit-ups powered by a digital crown. The onboard step counter is 95% accurate, claims the company.
Peter Chang the Asus India Country Manager & Region Head for South Asia commented at the launch said
“The powerful ‘ZenWatch 3’ allows the user to manage their lives comfortably. We are sure that the combination of specs and design in this smartwatch will be appreciated by our users.”
Moreover, It also comes with more than 50 watch faces that can be changed using the “ZenWatch Manager” smartphone app.Many of these watch faces support customization. Wearers of the watch can also create their own unique watch faces with the Face Designer smartphone app.
This is the first circular design smartwatch from Asus instead of square design. The case gets three crown buttons; the top crown button on the watch case can be assigned custom functionality, giving wearers instant access to their favorite or most-used feature.
Asus zenwatch 3 Price and Availability
There are three models of the Asus ZenWatch 3 available in India. One version called WI503Q-1LDBR0015 sports a Gunmetal case with Dark Brown Leather strapping. This model is priced at Rs. 18,999. This one is already up for pre-orders. The next version WI503Q-2RBGE0007 sports a Silver case with a Beige colored Rubber strap. This one is priced at Rs. 17,599 and is also up for pre-orders. Then lastly, there is the WI503Q-1RGRY0007 version also sporting a Gunmetal case. This model has a Brownish Grey Rubber strap and is priced at Rs. 17,599. This version is expected to go on sale early next year in January. Users can pre-order the two variants of ZenWatch 3 (leather in dark brown and rubber in beige color) on Flipkart.
Asus Zenwatch 3 Review
The ZenWatch 3 is amongst the few new smartwatch releases we have had this year and represents a ray of hope for the struggling industry. ZenWatch 3 is a full-featured activity tracker that helps wearers keep their lives in balance and achieve fitness goals. ZenWatch 3 good battery life with hyper-charge function will help consumers with battery life problem in earlier smartwatches. Also Strong Circular display will be positive point for day to day usage of watch. Asus ZenWatch 3 price starts from just Rs.17599 and its a good buy considering the value it provides for such price.
Key Features of Asus Zenwatch 3
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Processor
- Android Wear Operating system
- Compatible with both Android and IOS
- 512MB RAM LDDR3 Memory
- 4GB eMMC Flash Storage
- 1.39in AMOLED Display with 400 x 400 287ppi
- 2-finger Touch
- Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi
- Built-in Microphone, Call and Messaging supported
- 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 6-axis (G+A), ambient light sensor
- 340mAh Battery with quick-charge (15 mins for 60% battery)
- 1–2 days Battery life
- Magnetic charging cable
- IP67 Water resistance
- Comes in Silver, Gunmetal Color
- Comes with Rubber or leather straps
- Diameter: ≦ 45mm
- Height: 9.95-10.75mm
- 1 year Warranty