ASUS ZenWatch 3 Now Available for $299

A new Android Wear watch makes it out on the US market

Consumer interest for smartwatch products has been dropping considerably, but there are companies that still believe in this device category. ASUS, for example announced the ZenWatch 3 last month and now the product has been made available for intelligent timepiece enthusiasts.

The Android Wear device can be ordered from ASUS’ own web shop or from B&H Photo. Only the dark brown leather band version is currently available with the latter vendor and shipments are expected to begin sometimes in mid-November. Two other options featuring a high quality rubber band in dark brown or beige shades should become available later on.

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As for ASUS’ own layer, the ZenWatch 3 appears to be temporarily out of stock, but users can sign up for an “Arrival Notice”.

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 should make it with a 316L stainless steel body and a 1.39-inch round AMOLED display with 400 x 400 resolution. The wearable takes advantage of a Snapdragon Wear 2100’s computing power in combination with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 340 mAh battery. The power source takes advantage of the new Hyper Charge Technology feature which promises to charge 60% of the battery in just 15 minutes.

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The watch includes six different watch themes and 50 exclusive designer watch faces that offer support for customizable widgets. It also includes a FaceDesigner app, so users can create their own watch faces.

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 features three physical buttons, designed to allow greater control and give a more traditional watch feel when users are interacting with the smartwatch.

The ZenWatch 3 sells for a $299 a pop. The wearable looks fashionable enough to give the likes of Motorola, Huawei and LG the run for their money. A Zen circular watch anyone?

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