Asus Has Now Officially Announced The ZenWatch

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Well, we knew it was coming and here it is: the Asus ZenWatch.

Asus took the stage at IFA 2014 in Berlin to show off many new products but the ZenWatch was definitely the highlight. This is the first Android Wear device from Asus and it is certainly a looker!

The ZenWatch has a metal frame with a rounded square screen and a leather strap. Feature-wise we should be generally be looking at the same as any other Android Wear device with functions such as receiving notifications, acting as remote camera shutter, displaying Google Now cards etc. Asus did say it features a heart rate monitor like the G Watch R (but not the square G Watch), the Gear Live and the Moto 360.

Asus have also said the it will cost 199 in Europe and under $199 in the US when it goes on sale in the in October, but we do not yet know the exact pricing in other markets. Either way, this is going to be one of the most competitively priced Android Wear smartwatches available.

Specs

Wondering what’s inside the watch? Well here the spec sheet which should tell you exactly that:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.2GHz CPU
  • OS System: Android Wear
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 4GB EMMC
  • Display: AMOLED1.63″, 320×320, 278ppi touch display
  • Cover Lens: 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Sensor: 9 Axis Sensor, Bio sensor
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB Port: Micro USB on Charging Cradle
  • Audio: Built-in microphone
  • Battery: Polymer 1.4Wh
  • Water Resistance: IP55
  • Colours: Silver and rose gold colour layering, Brown leather strap
  • Size: 50.6 x 39.8 x 7.9-9.4mm
  • Body Weight: 50g
  • Strap Weight: 25g

Announcement Video

You can take a look at the unveiling from Asus below:

So what do you guys think? Are you tempted by this latest addition to the Android Wear family or do you prefer something else such as the Moto 360? Let us know in the comments!

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