Nov 14 AT 2:16 PM Sean Riley 1 Comment

ASUS ZenWatch now for sale via Google Play, ships in 1-2 days

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It’s always nice when companies say “coming soon” and actually mean it, rather than the geologic interpretation of “soon” that some companies rely on. The former was certainly the case with the ASUS ZenWatch and Google Play as the watch just showed up yesterday with a “coming soon” tag and is already available for purchase.

The ZenWatch isn’t breaking any new ground with the internals, sporting similar specs to many of the other recent entrants.

  • 1.63-inch AMOLED display
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1.4Wh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • IP55 water resistance

At $199, the ZenWatch’s pricing is on the low end of what has been established as acceptable for Android Wear watches, which is mainly notable due to the praise that is being heaped on the design. This is the first smartwatch that seems to be challenging the Moto 360 for the style crown, and it is managing to do it with a more traditional square display.

Like the Moto 360, the ASUS ZenWatch is going for a higher-end look that, depending on your daily activities, may feel out of place at times. I would love for one of the Android Wear manufacturers to come up with a solution for swapping bands, which is perhaps the only feature of the Apple Watch that I saw as a step up from the Android competition.

Regardless, the ASUS ZenWatch looks like an amazing smartwatch and I have no doubt it will be a fast seller, so if you’re interested, take a trip over the Play Store and pick one up before that shipping date gets pushed back.

Source: Google Play

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 6 years and covering mobile for the last 7. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • Bart

    I really think this heralds the start of truly functional and fashionable smartwatches. As I’ve mentioned once before, this is the first smartwatch I’ve actually wanted to buy. Sadly, I’m just a tad short (like, half, LOL).