Asus ZenWatch to launch first in Taiwan in extremely limited numbers

Asus ZenWatch to launch first in Taiwan in extremely limited numbers
The Asus ZenWatch is about to hit stores in Taiwan this November, just as the company promised, however, news site VR Zone reports that the initial run will consist of only 300 units. The reason for the limited availability is unknown, but it is a sign that Asus may not be in a hurry to bring the device to western markets.

The ZenWatch was announced at this year's IFA in germany and impresses with a sleek, elegant, slightly curved design. Its hardware is also nothing to snark at, with a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of storage, and a 1.63" screen with a 320x320 resolution (278 PPI), protected by a Gorilla Glass 3. Unfortunately, there's no word on battery capacity. The device comes with Android Wear OS and Asus have also been talking about a custom ZenUI for the watch. We distinctly remember Google saying "No!" to Android Wear skinning, so we are unsure what Asus may have done with the UI.

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10 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Beautiful!

2. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

See! sleek and beautiful, and the iWatch looks like crap, Apple has no excuse!!

10. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

This is the only squarish smartwatch worth buying.

3. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Definitely my favorite smartwatch together with the Apple Watch. I hope this limited quantities business isn't just a way of generating demand. But seriously WHAT THE HELL, 300 units is not a sale launch, that's more like prototypes run. I'm sure mobile manufacturers make a lot more test devices than that just to give to developers, marketing teams etc. There can't possibly be any profit from that - WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO DO?

4. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Looks way better the that Apple Watch, Best looking Smartwatch so far.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7360; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's clearly your opinion. I think the moto 360 is the best looking out of them all so far.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The more I look at the watches, I think this looks the closest to a real watch and the most elegant. Business casual elegant. The Moto 360 and LG G watch are still too big to look elegant. Tough decision. I'll probably just go with whichever comes out first in Canada. Lol

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

beautiful

8. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

why you people hate apple sooo much...is it because of tht patent thing.???

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2185; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well this watch looks plain to me. Remember the Moto360? The same exact results, but with a different company. The Apple Watch will become the standard, while Android Gear will catch up in 2016-2017.

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