The Asus ZenWatch is Android’s equivalent to the Apple Watch. However, it had a rougher start. Its first design was clunky and lacked a physical button (such as Apple’s Digital Crown). Its arrival was highly anticipated in 2014, but once consumers got their hands on it, the watch was largely considered fair at best.
The Asus ZenWatch 2 made some considerable improvements. First of all, they cut down slightly on the length, which helped give it a less bulky and awkward appearance. Aside from the aesthetic improvement, it also was considered to be more comfortable to wear. Perhaps most importantly, they added a scrolling button on the side. The Asus ZenWatch models are known for being more affordable than other brands.
However, the Asus ZenWatch has limited iPhone compatibility, no GPS, and lacks the popular heart-rate monitor.
The Asus ZenWatch 3 introduces Android’s first circular smartwatch model. The design received great reviews. The Asus ZenWatch 3 can last about two full days without being charged, which is respectable in the smartwatch community. It also comes with an extra battery that magnetically attaches and gives the watch an extra 40% charge duration. Pretty cool.
That’s a brief history on the Asus ZenWatch. Check out the video below to see a detailed review on the Asus ZenWatch 3: