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Just as promised, the ASUS ZenWatch launches in select markets at long last

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Just as promised, the ASUS ZenWatch launches in select markets at long last

ASUS's first foray into the market for wearables, the ZenWatch, got introduced in early September and, frankly said, set itself apart from the rest of the Android Wear gang with its svelte form factor. During the announcement, ASUS did not make it clear when the smartwatch will hit the shelves, yet subsequently we heard that a limited amount of the gadget will make the rounds at the very end of October (in select markets, that is). 

Just as ASUS promised, the Watch is already available in certain markets across Asia, most notably Japan, and it's bearing a price tag that translates to $275. The pricing does not deviate from the initially promised price of EUR 199, which translates to roughly $260 (before taxes and subsidies). 

The ASUS ZenWatch has a Snapdragon 400 SoC, 512MB of RAM, some 4GB of on-board memory, and a 396mAh juice bank. The 1.63-inch display of the device relies on 2.5D glass and sports a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, which means that the wearable has a pixel density of 277ppi. At the moment, there is no word when or whether the device will travel westbound. 



source: ITMedia (translated) via GSMDome 

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posted on 29 Oct 2014, 03:37 4

1. ianneo (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Quite sexy. Very elegant.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 03:54 3

2. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


better looking Apple watch. also slimmer

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 06:13

3. outcast411 (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


Best looking Android watch out there! I will buy one and also the Gear S.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 06:45 3

4. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Asus actually did what apple couldn't.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 12:46

9. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I would reserve judgment until actually feeling the two. I thought the 360 was nice until i held it. Iphones have always felt sturdy and made out of quality materials, I would guess their watch will feel the same.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 13:06 1

10. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Sorry but the cheapest possible aluminum isnt quality.. also aluminum isnt quality at all.. its a very cheap and not so rugged material. Try steel. Also i was talking about the design.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 15:07

11. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


And I am sorry, but if you think Iphones feel cheap, then your opinion on anything phone related is useless.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 15:40

12. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Nope, there is actually phones that has sturdier material, but the feel cheap cause of the frame not the build. i just pointed out what you said about quality materials when you have no clue what quality materials mean.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 07:59 1

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


apple watch is 5x better than this..

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 08:01

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


this watch is awesome,wow.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:20

7. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Hmmmm I am torn between waiting for this or getting the Moto 360 in a few days. I think this looks more professional but it might take longer than the Moto 360 dud to get to Canada.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 12:34

8. camera531 (Posts: 343; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The US market is usually dead last for most tech gadgets. Spring 2015 if we're lucky...

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 19:18

13. orielwindow (Posts: 107; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)


Just got it and unfortunately it seems unable to respond to incoming text messages. When you get to the "Reply" screen and touch it, it immediately goes to a green checkmark, but doesn't give you time to reply and doesn't send anything. Hoping it's just a bug that will be worked out soon but will return it to Best Buy within a week if it doesn't work soon.

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