Asus ZenWatch Launch
Asus’ new smartwatch is powered by Android Wear, and looks to classic stainless steel for an edge in the wearable war.
More and more smartwatches are cropping up every month, making it harder for new ones to stand out from the increasingly crowded space.
The Asus ZenWatch was a surprise when it was first announced, considering Asus wasn’t a company expected to enter the wearables world.
But it was promising from start. The first teased images of the ZenWatch were enough to intrigue the wariest wearable-fatigued fan (me), because of its surprisingly attractive design.
Video About Asus ZenWatch
Once released, the price of $199 (£199, about AU$252) added to the appeal, though it hasn’t caused a huge stir in the wearables world, primarily because it lacks a wow factor that would make it memorable. It’s also only compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and up, which means iPhone users are out of luck.
A sharp-edged, rectangular screen within a round-edged rectangular face is not going to win any plaudits from the high-end design community, but it’s functional.
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