Asus has launched ZenWatch 3, its third generation Android Wear smartwatch in India. It was introduced at the IFA 2016 and is artfully crafted from jewelry-grade, cold-forged 316L stainless steel, which is 82% stronger than traditional steel and featuring a diamond-cut bezel.
It has a 1.39-inch round AMOLED 2.5D display, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor paired with 512MB of RAM, has 4GB of internal storage and runs on Android Wear v1.5 OS. It packs a 340mAh battery with HyperCharge technology that promises to charge it up to 60% in just 15 minutes. It uses magnetic charger, has an optional Watch stand and also a battery pack that offers 40% of battery life when you are outside.
It has interchangeable straps, including Italian leather strap and comes with a three-button design. The top button provides quick access to your frequently used apps, the middle button provides access to Interactive, Ambient, Theater and Brightness Boost modes, while the bottom button switches the watch to Eco Mode for extra-long battery life (up to 200%). It also comes with six custom design themes and more than 50 exclusive watch faces which allow you to create your own style.
Asus ZenWatch 3 (WI503Q) specifications:
- 1.39-inch (400×400 pixels) AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- Android Wear 1.5 OS (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 onwards and iOS 9.3.1 onwards)
- Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi
- Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
- 6-axis (Gyro + Accelerometer), Ambient light sensor
- 340mAh battery with HyperCharge
- Dimensions: 45 x 45 x 10.75 mm
- Colors: Gunmetal, Grey
The Asus ZenWatch 3 with Rubber strap is priced at Rs. 17,599 and the leather strap variant costs Rs. 18,999. It is currently exclusively available for pre-order on Flipkart online store.
Commenting on the launch, Peter Chang, Region Head – South Asia & Country Manager for ASUS India said:
“The launch of ZenWatch 3 is the perfect culmination of a successful year for ASUS in India. Consumers are increasingly adopting wearables to help simplify their lives and boost productivity. The powerful ZenWatch 3 combines luxury and functionality to provide users with a device that allows them to manage their lives comfortably. We are sure that the combination of specs and design in this smartwatch will be appreciated by our users.”