Asus’ ZenWatch revealed, is surprisingly stylish

Asus has officially announced the ZenWatch, its take on an Android Wear powered smartwatch. The ZenWatch makes use of premium materials and features a stainless body and leather strap.

Asus has officially announced the ZenWatch, its take on an Android Wear powered smartwatch. The ZenWatch makes use of premium materials and features a stainless body and leather strap.

On a technical level, the ZenWatch doesn’t distinguish itself from the plethora of Android Wear smartwatches currently announced or available. Its 1.63-inch display has the same 320×320 pixel resolution we’ve become accustomed too, 512MB of RAM and the typical 4GB of storage. The device is IP55 dust and water resistant.

Asus’ new wearable features a few custom additions to Android Wear. The biggest of these is Asus’ Wellness app, designed to track steps taken, calories burned, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation levels. The watch also features Find My Phone functionality and the ability to remotely control a smartphone’s camera.

Asus is hoping ship the ZenWatch in Europe before Christmas. An Australian launch and pricing is yet to be confirmed, but its Euro price of €199 converts to approximately AUD$280.

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