Saturday , October 21 2017

Asus ZenWatch now available in Australia through Google Play Store – Charging cradle coming soon

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 6.03.02 pm
After being announced at IFA in September last year, the Asus Zenwatch has finally made it’s way to Australia – selling on Google Play for $289.99.

The Zenwatch has taken a seeming age to arrive on our shores, but it’s here now and the price on Google Play seems fairly competitive with imports that have been covering Asus in the interim. Hardware wise you get a leather band, with a gorgeously curved square’ish face. The hardware inside is fairly similar to what we’ve seen in other watches, with Asus choosing to include a heart rate monitor over the GPS that Sony included in their Smartwatch.

  • 1.63” AMOLED display (320×320)
  • 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB eMMC Flash memory
  • IP55 Water Resistance
  • 9 Axis Sensor/Bio sensor
  • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Polymer 1.4Wh Battery
  • Dimensions: 51 x 39.9 x 7.9 ~ 9.4 mm @ 50 g

The Zenwatch comes with a few companion apps which expand the functionality beyond basic Android Wear, including a Health Companion, Camera app and their own Zenwatch manager app to give a few extra features such as the ability to act as a trusted bluetooth device.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 6.10.49 pm

A listing for a spare Charging Cradle has been added to the accessories section, but it’s currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’. The charging cradle will be available soon for $39.99, but there’s no indication of exactly when. If you want to check it out then head over to the accessories section for a look.

The watch also tickled Alex’s fancy when he reviewed it earlier this year. If you want to grab an Asus Zenwatch, head on over to Google Play and grab one for yourself.

 
Source: ZenWatch, and ZenWatch Charging Cradle.
Thanks: +Rob.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

5 Comments on "Asus ZenWatch now available in Australia through Google Play Store – Charging cradle coming soon"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
chris
Valued Guest
chris

Expensive, I thought it was supposed to be cheaper than the moto 360. With the latest firmware I am going to bed at night with 60 to 70 % still left on the battery, Very happy with my 360

chris
Valued Guest
chris

I was wrong. I forgot i got my 360 for 20% off

Phil
Valued Guest
Phil

I got one and I love it. Bezels look black and I don’t notice them.
Battery lasts all day, it’s great for swiping away msgs and reading short emails.
It gets noticed alot and I get many nice comments.

Alex D
Valued Guest
Alex D

I love the Zenwatch and have one. Its an awesome smartwatch and whilst there is bezel you really don’t notice it if your not really looking for it!

vijay alapati
Valued Guest
vijay alapati

Biggest bazels ever

wpDiscuz

Check Also

Want to remap the active edge / squeeze gesture on the Pixel 2 range? You can.

One of my favourite features in the new Pixel 2 range is the Active Edge …