Numerous companies have jumped on the Android Wear bandwagon this year, and interestingly enough, one of the manufacturers that have been praised by Google for getting the whole point of this “ecosystem extension” was ASUS. The Taiwanese company has been working on its own smartwatch for many months, and during the IFA conference in Berlin we finally had the chance to take a better look at the fruits of their labor: the ASUS ZenWatch.
The gadget employs a rectangular display, but the overall design isn’t really as “square-ish”. The watch has a more conservative look to it, and it even comes with interchangeable leather straps. It’s supposed to be an affordable ticket into the world of Android Wear too, so the ZenWatch is a pretty interesting gadget to say the least. Sadly though, it appears that ASUS may be forced to release the ZenWatch in extremely limited quantities. More details after the break.
ASUS ZenWatch to be Launched in November in Extremely Limited Numbers?
According to VR-Zone China, the ZenWatch will hit the Taiwanese market sometime in November. More worrying is the fact that, according to VR-Zone’s sources, the ZenWatch will be offered in extremely limited numbers, at least at first.
Although the source doesn’t mention anything about the international market, I guess it’s safe to assume that the ZenWatch won’t be a common sight anywhere in case stock will indeed be a big issue in the company’s homeland.
The ASUS ZenWatch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, it boasts a metal build, removable straps, it promises an affordable price and of course, it runs on Android Wear. Were any of you planning on buying the ZenWatch once it hit the shelves?