Asus ZenWatch 3 now available in the US, Snapdragon Wear 2100 and quick charging on board

Asus ZenWatch 3 now available in the US, Snapdragon Wear 2100 and quick charging on board
Update: The ZenWatch 3 is now listed as "teporarily out of stock" over at Asus' website.

If you're looking to buy a new Android Wear smartwatch, we're happy to inform you that Asus is now selling its ZenWatch 3 in the US (earlier than initially expected). The new wearable device can be ordered as of today via Asus' official website, being priced at $229.

At the moment, Asus is offering only one version of the ZenWatch 3 - with a dark brown leather strap. Retailer B&H is also listing the same version of the device, but it says it can only ship it in mid November.

Announced in August at IFA 2016, the Asus ZenWatch 3 breaks away from its predecessors thanks to a circular 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 pixels (as you may know, both the original ZenWatch and the ZenWatch 2 have rectangular screens). 

Like most smartwatches on the market today, the ZenWatch 3 is dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified), and comes with 512 MB of RAM plus 4 GB of internal memory. However, the new ZenWatch is one of the first wearables to be powered by Qualcomm's energy-efficient Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, while also featuring an Asus-exclusive HyperCharge technology - this should let you charge its 340 mAh battery up to 60% in only 15 minutes. For a closer a look at the smartwatch, you should check out our Asus ZenWatch 3 hands-on.


sources: Asus, B&H via 9to5Google

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5 Comments

1. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

Dope. Going to wait for a metal band option.

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

The only real competitor to the gear s3 imo. Beautiful timepiece.

3. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Not true there are a lot of androir wear watches, look at fossil which is a rel watch brand, Nixon, Michael Kors huawei, they are available on the play store under devices and they are just as good or better than the gear S3.

5. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Bulky/ugly,flat tire, over a year old.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

IM in love with my Gear S2 Classic but this watch makes me take a second look.

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