Asus Zenwatch 3: Release Only Next Month

The Asus ZenWatch 3, which the Taiwanese manufacturer presented at the IFA this year, was long awaited on 31 August. The change from a square display of the previous model to a round screen as well as an additional integrated battery are extras, with which the wearable could provide for enthusiasm. Also our editors, who were at the electronics fair, were impressed by the Asus ZenWatch 3. So far, no official sales start of the new Smartwatch had been known. Only in October, so this month, it should come on the market. If you want to buy the device, you have to wait a little longer: the intelligent watch is only available in November, according to the manufacturer.

Consequently, the release of the Asus ZenWatch 3 will be expected to take place at the beginning of the month of November and therefore in exactly four weeks. Similarly, it had already behaved in the previous model, whose appearance was also corrected to the rear. On the other hand, the price does not change: As expected, the Smartwatch will be available in two versions, of which the cheaper version with a plastic bracelet for 229 euros is the start. The upscale version with a leather bracelet is available as expected for 249 euros.


New on the Asus ZenWatch 3 is the round display, while the first two generations were equipped with a square screen. An energy-saving AMOLED display with 1.39 screen diagonal and rounded edges has been developed by the manufacturer from Taiwan. A special feature of the Asus ZenWatch 3 is the fact that it is the only Android Smartwatch with three buttons so far. The upper and lower can be programmed at the user’s option, while the middle is set as the home button.

As a further innovation, Asus introduced an additional battery, known as a powerstrap, to its latest Smartwatch. It dockes magnetically at the bottom of the ZenWatch 3 and can extend the runtime of the watch by up to 40 percent. A quick-charging function also allows the battery to be turned to 60% within a quarter of an hour.

As soon as the Asus ZenWatch 3 appears on the market in November, Android Wear 2.0 will be installed as an operating system. The smart watch is available in silver, gunmetal and rose gold. In addition, the manufacturer offers a wide range of related bracelets.