Thursday , October 19 2017

The Asus ZenWatch 3 is planned for a Q1 2017 launch in Australia

Asus ZenWatch 3

When Asus showed off their anticipated round Android Wear watches – the ZenWatch 3 – at IFA in Berlin, its stunning looks, full round screen, and current gen specs moved the device near to, if not into, the top of the Android Wear device list. We’ve been wondering since then will it come to Australia, and if it is when will it come? Today we can answer both of those questions, sort of. Yes, Asus Australia plans to release the ZenWatch 3 in Australia and is targeting Q1 (Jan – March) 2017 release.

The ZenWwatch 3 is a beautiful looking device featuring the new 3 button interface, that Android Wear 2.0 is expected to take advantage of, with a 1.39″, 400 x 400, AMOLED display backed up by 340 mAh battery and a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 512 MB of RAM the ZenWatch 3 promises to offer one of the best Android Wear experiences to date.

For the full specs check out below:

Key Specifications:Asus ZenWatch 3
Screen size1.39-inch
Screen technologyAMOLED
Resolution400 x 400
PPI287
ChipsetSnapdragon Wear 2100
Core config1.2 GHz x 4
RAM512MB
Storage4GB
MicroSD
Battery340 mAh
Charging methodCharging Dock (Magnetic)
CellularNo
SpeakerYes
Android OSAndroid
Dimensions45 x 45 x 9.95 ~ 10.75 mm
Colours
  • Gunmetal
  • Silver
  • and Rose Gold
Build materialsStainless Steel
Band colours
  • Leather
    • Dark brown
    • beige
  • Rubber
    • Dark brown
    • beige
Band materials
  • Leather
  • Rubber
Band swappableYes

The only negative about the device is what looks to be a proprietary watch strap attachment. However, if Asus release a good range of well-priced accessories or adapters are available to make standard bands compatible then I think Asus may have a solid winner on their hands. Unfortunately, pricing and retail availability just don’t know yet. We’ll stay on top of the ZenWatch and let you know when we find out anything new.

What do you think of the Asus ZenWatch 3? Let us know below.

 

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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i’m sure it will have speaker, as the 2nd gen has one

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