Asus ZenWatch 3 Review
There’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to the Asus ZenWatch 3. And, of course, some things that are disappointing. So let’s take some time to analyze the watch and figure out its pros and cons.
Appearance is a tough one because opinions vary person to person, but we do know that many people really enjoy the circular style of the Asus ZenWatch 3. It gives the watch more of a traditional appearance. Add a leather band to it, and you’ve got yourself a pretty classy watch. Well, as classy as a watch that can take phone calls can be, at least.
The watch case is made from 316L stainless steel, making it very sturdy. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100, which is quite energy-efficient, especially when compared to its predecessors. It has 4Gb of internal storage.
While it has a decent battery lifespan — a full charge lasting about 2 days — what really sets the Asus ZenWatch 3’s battery apart from other smartwatches is its quick charging ability. It goes from 0% to 60% in about 15 minutes. Wow!
The charger is pretty cool, as it magnetically attaches to the watch. All you need to do is rest the watch on top of it to begin charging! It also comes with a spare magnetic battery, which, when clipped on to the bottom of the Asus ZenWatch 3, provides the watch with about a 40% charge. This is a great back up.
The Asus ZenWatch 3 is compatible with modern versions of both Apple iOS and Android OS. It’s also fairly affordable when compared to other smartwatches on the market. The 316L steel, coupled with a water resistance of IP67, makes the watch pretty durable.
Unfortunately for people intending to use there smartwatch for exercise or to monitor their health, the Asus ZenWatch 3 does not have a heart-rate monitor. It also does not include a GPS. While these facts may be deal-breakers for some, the Azus ZenWatch 3 is definitely one of the sleekest looking smartwatches out there.
For a more hands-on review, check out the video below: