ASUS Announces ZenWatch 3

Notable Points

  • First ZenWatch model to feature a luxurious round case, is fully customizable and powered by Android Wear
  • Available in two strap variants, Leather and Rubber, priced at INR 18,999 and INR 17,599 respectively
  • Pre booking starts exclusively on Flipkart on 23rd December 2016
  • Also available on Zero Cost EMI- below Rs.2000
  • Stylish and customizable wearable device, crafted with premium materials is powered by Android Wear and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
  • Activity tracking with industry-leading 95% accuracy helps wearers stay motivated and achieve fitness goals
  •  Exclusive HyperCharge technology provides enhanced power efficiency

ASUS announced ZenWatch 3, a stylish and customizable wearable device powered by Android Wear few days ago. ZenWatch 3 will be exclusively available on Flipkart.

Zenwatch 3

This precision watch serves as a smart assistant for Android and iOS devices, providing wearers with timely information at a glance and letting them get things done with a simple touch or voice command. ZenWatch 3 is also a full-featured and extremely accurate activity tracker that helps wearers keep their lives in balance and achieve fitness goals.

ZenWatch 3 follows in the tradition of fine watchmaking with its luxurious, detail-focused design and construction from premium materials. Its round case — available for the first time on an ASUS wearable device — is crafted from 316L stainless steel and pairs perfectly with a choice of luxurious straps to provide sophisticated looks and all-day comfort.

ZenWatch 3 has advanced power management features, so it spends more time on wearers’ wrists and less time on the charger. It is powered by the fast, yet energy-efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor and comes with HyperCharge technology that delivers incredibly quick recharge times.

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.”

Commenting on this, Ajay Veer Yadav – VP, Mobiles, Flipkart said, “The launch of the new ASUS Zenwatch 3 will further strengthen the premium segment of the wearable category on Flipkart. With an impressive quarter-on-quarter growth of 100% in this category, we are continuously expanding our portfolio with new and innovative products meant for the fitness conscious and tech savvy customers. We are excited to be the exclusive partner for ASUS wearables and are certain that the Zenwatch 3 will be positively received by consumers. We look forward to continuing this partnership and focus on driving our efforts to provide our customers with a fulfilling shopping experience”.

Timeless design

ASUS ZenWatch 3 is meticulously fashioned from jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel, available in two gorgeous finishes: Gunmetal and Silver. This premium-quality, cold-forged steel is 82 percent stronger than conventional steel to ensure that ZenWatch 3 can easily withstand the rigors of daily wear. The watch’s round case has a low-profile design that is just 9.95mm thick and accented by a narrow, rose-gold bezel for a sophisticated look. Three crown buttons adorn the case and provide quick access to frequently used functions, including opening the ZenFit activity tracking app and changing the display modes.

ZenWatch 3 has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 400 by 400 resolution and 287ppi pixel density for deep blacks and pin-sharp details that make each watch face look its best. The display is covered with gently curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass that facilitates smooth swiping gestures and provides tough protection against scratches and damage.

ZenWatch 3 comes with a strap made from a choice of stitched Italian leather or high-quality rubber.

Smart customization

Zenwatch 3
With its assortment of case finishes, strap materials, and color choices, ASUS ZenWatch 3 provides wearers with a variety of personalization options for creating a truly unique watch. Additionally, ZenWatch 3 comes with more than 50 software watch faces that can be changed using the ZenWatch Manager smartphone app, letting wearers easily customize their watch to fit any style, mood, or occasion. Many of these watch faces support customizable widgets that display useful information, such as current weather, daily step counts, and missed call notifications. For an even more personal ZenWatch 3 experience, wearers can create their own unique watch faces with the FaceDesigner smartphone app.

The top crown button on the watch case can be assigned custom functionality, giving wearers instant access to their favorite or most-used feature.

Flexible, highly accurate activity tracking

ASUS ZenWatch 3 is a full-featured activity tracker that helps wearers stay motivated and improve their fitness. The all-new ZenFit app automatically counts wearers’ steps throughout the day with industry-leading 95 percent accuracy, and it also provides reminders to move after periods of inactivity. Additionally, ZenFit tracks a range of activities — i.e., walking, running, push-ups, sit-ups — and it works together with the companion smartphone app to provide helpful and easy-to-understand summaries and graphs for a complete picture of physical activity. IP67 water resistance makes ZenWatch 3 impervious to sweat and inclement weather, so it can be worn during the most vigorous workouts.

Advanced energy efficiency

ASUS ZenWatch 3 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (APQ 8009w) processor that is specially designed for wearable devices. It consumes 25 percent less energy than the Snapdragon 400 processor it replaces, giving ZenWatch 3 dramatically improved battery life of up to two days. ZenWatch 3 also features exclusive HyperCharge technology that provides industry-leading charge times — just 15 minutes to reach a 60 percent charge — and a convenient magnetic charging connector that snaps into place automatically. An optional battery pack is also available, providing 40 percent more battery life.

Zenwatch 3
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Model No.
Case
Strap Material
Colour
Price (in INR)
Availability
WI503Q-1LDBR0015
Gunmetal
Leather
Dark Brown
18,999
Available for pre-order on 23rdDecember 2016
WI503Q-2RBGE0007
Silver
Rubber
Beige
17,599
Available for pre-order on 23rdDecember 2016
WI503Q-1RGRY0007
Gunmetal
Rubber
Brownish Grey
17,599
Will be available in January 2017
SPECIFICATIONS
ASUS ZenWatch 3 (WI503Q)
Processor
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100
Operating system
Android Wear
Compatible OS
Android and IOS
Memory
512MB RAM LDDR3
Storage
4GB eMMC Flash
Display
1.39in AMOLED
400 x 400
287ppi
Touch: 2-finger
Communication
Bluetooth® 4.1
Wi-Fi
Communication Functions
Built-in Microphone, Call and Messaging supported
Watch crystal
2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Sensors
6-axis (G+A), ambient light sensor
Battery
340mAh with quick-charge (15 mins for 60% battery)
Battery life: 1–2 days
Charging
Magnetic charging cable
Water resistance
IP67
Color
Silver, Gunmetal
Strap
Rubber or leather
Size
Diameter: ≦ 45mm
Height: 9.95-10.75mm
Warranty
1 year warranty
Buy Zenwatch 3 here.

Lalit Wadhwa

Tech Geek, BlackBerry Lover and a Engineer

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