Asus has announced its latest smartwatch – ZenWatch 3, at a pre IFA 2016 event in Berlin, Germany. The Android Wear powered ZenWatch 3 is the company’s first smartwatch to come with a circular dial. It’s available in Gunmetal, Silver and Rose Gold colour options. The price of the smartwatch starts at 229 Euros and it’ll be available for purchase in October.Asus ZenWatch 3 comes with interchangeable straps (including an Italian leather one) and has 3 buttons for accessing frequently used functions such as launching ZenFit activity tracking app and changing display modes.In terms of specifications, Asus ZenWatch 3 comes with a 1.39-inch circular Amoled display of 400×400 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It offers 4GB of internal storage and runsAndroid Wear OS. The ZenWatch 3 is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.3 and above, as well as iOS devices.Asus ZenWatch 3 comes with IP67 certification which makes it dust and water resistant. It has a 340mAh battery with ‘HyperCharge’ technology that promises 60% charge in just 15 minutes. There’s also an optional watch stand and a battery pack that offers 40% of extra battery life.In terms of connectivity options and sensors, Asus ZenWatch 3 offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ambient light sensor, accelerometer and 6-axis gyroscope.Asus recently launched its Zenfone 3 smartphone series in India. The line-up includes four smartphones – Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra, Zenfone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3.The Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe ,Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Laser are priced at Rs 21,999, Rs 49,999, Rs 49,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. The Zenfone 3 (with a 5.5-inch display) and Zenfone 3 Deluxe (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor) are priced at Rs 27,999 and Rs 62,999 respectively. This makes the Zenfone 3 Ultra with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor the company’s costliest smartphone in India till date.
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