The company has confirmed that its Android Wear-based device will launch tomorrow at Best Buy, and later in the Google Play Store for $199, making it the cheapest of the new smartwatches to hit the market.
While most of the specs and software are the same as other current devices, Asus is offering a classier (less sporty, less nerdy) design that actually looks somewhat similar to the announced Apple Watch with nice leather bands and a metal finish rather than plastic.
The full feature set:
Exquisitely-crafted using premium materials
-Sophisticated design enhanced by rose gold color layering
-Genuine stitched-leather watchband and quick-release clasp design
-100+ combination watch face choices to fit your mood and personality
-Vivid AMOLED display and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
-Seamless ASUS ZenUI integration and enhanced functionality
-Automatically unlock your phone with ASUS ZenWatch
-Tap Tap and Find My Phone helps you locate your phone instantly if misplaced
-Simply cover ASUS ZenWatch with your hand to mute an incoming call
-ASUS Remote Camera frees users to take photos from creative angles where the viewfinder would be difficult to see.
-Presentation Control enables ZenWatch to be used as a remote control and time manager when giving a business presentation or lecture
-Monitor and track a range of health-related statistics with the ASUS Wellness app
-Measures steps taken, calories burned, activity duration, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation level
-View an easy-to-understand relaxation score based on relaxation-level measurements
More info here.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 Nov 2014 23:58