Asus, the Taiwanese tech company has finally launched its latest smartwatch months after unveiling it at IFA earlier this year. Asus ZenWatch 3 is finally official in India in India and is a major design upgrade over the last generation ZenWatch 2 series. This is because it brings a slimmer form factor along with circular display and upgraded specifications.
Moreover, the ZenWatch 3 comes with 50 preloaded watch faces that can be changed via the ZenWatch Manager smartphone app. The watch is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. Asus says users can even further personalise the experience by creating unique watch faces through a FaceDesign app. Also, users can customise the functionality of the top crown button, making it easier for you to access most frequently accessed features.
Asus ZenWatch 3 specifications
Display: The Asus ZenWatch 3 WI503Q sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED circular display with 400×400 pixels resolution, 287ppi. 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass protection and two-finger touch support.
The ZenWatch 2 comes with a jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel, which Asus says is sturdier than traditional steel and can easily bear bumps and scratches.
Processor: The device runs Android Wear OS and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 coupled with 512MB of RAM.
Storage: The ZenWatch 3 WI503Q comes with 4GB of internal storage.
Battery: The smartwatch is backed by a 340mAh battery with HyperCharge technology, which can charge up to 60 percent in just 15 minutes and deliver 1-2 days of battery backup.
In terms of connectivity, the wearable supports Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi. It also comes with built-in microphone, call and messaging support.
The smartwatch has sensors like 6-axis (G+A), activity tracker and ambient light sensor. Asus claims the watch’s fitness tracking capabilities are up to 95 percent accurate. It also has IP67 certification for water resistance.
Price and Availability of Asus ZenWatch 3
The ZenWatch 3 is exclusively available via Flipkart in India, with prices starting from Rs 17,599 and going up to Rs 18,999. The smartwatch is available in three versions with models numbers — WI503Q-1LDBR0015 (Gunmetal case + leather strap), WI503Q-2RBGE0007 (Silver + rubber strap) and WI503Q-1RGRY0007 (Gunmetal case + rubber strap), priced at Rs 18,999 and Rs 17,599 respectively.
The model numbers WI503Q-1LDBR0015 and WI503Q-2RBGE0007 go up for preorder from today whereas the WI503Q-1RGRY0007 will be available from January 2017.