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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13 Comments

1. ianneo

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Quite sexy. Very elegant.

2. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

better looking Apple watch. also slimmer

3. outcast411

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

4. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Asus actually did what apple couldn't.

9. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 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.

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

11. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

12. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

apple watch is 5x better than this..

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this watch is awesome,wow.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

8. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

13. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 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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