Now keeping all the rumors and speculations aside Asus has officially announced its first Android Wear based ZenWatch. At first sight it’ll look like other smartwatches in the market, especially like the latest release from Samsung, the Galaxy R.
But Asus ZenWatch is slightly different in design and it’s interesting and refreshing to see something like this from ASUS. Looking at the design of the ZenWatch we can clearly say how hard company has worked to give the device a “premium” look.
The company has packed the ZenWatch with several software features that aren’t currently found with other Android Wear smartwatches.
The basic specs of the ZenWatch are very much in-line with the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. The ASUS ZenWatch features a 1.63-inch AMOLED display and powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor.
It also packs 4GB storage, 512MB RAM and obviously much needed fitness tracking features. Asus is also powering up the ZenWatch with a companion app allowing you to unlock your smartphone or tablet by tapping on the watch face, remotely locate your device, silence incoming calls by placing your hand over the screen, and more.
The company has not said anything regarding the availability and pricing of the ZenWatch, but it will be priced at 199 euros and will be a sub-$200 smartwatch in the States.