ASUS shows off their third generation ZenWatch with a round display

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During ASUS' Zenvolution IFA 2016 press conference, the taiwanese company unveiled their latest Android Wear device. The new ASUS ZenWatch 3 is the third smartwatch from the company in the last two years and the biggest difference with this new model is the inclusion of a round display which is a departure of the square display that ASUS has been previously using.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 Key Specifications

— 1.39-inch 400 x 400 AMOLED display
— Snapdragon Wear 2100
— 512MB RAM
— 4GB memory
— Bluetooth 4.2 LE
— 341mAh battery
— Android Wear 2.0
— Rose gold, Silver, Gunmetal

In terms of design, ASUS is opting in with a gold theme color for all three color options available. All three ZenWatch 3 color options will feature a rose gold bezel. Also, ASUS has implemented a three button layout for the ZenWatch 3 which is similar to that of an analog watch but it will be interesting to see how the software will play along with three buttons.

This is an Android Wear smartwatch after all and ASUS says that their ZenWatch 3 comes pre-loaded with 50 watch faces. They are also quoting that their new ZenFit activity tracking is 95% accurate in tracking steps. And last but not least, the ZenWatch 3 features ASUS's Hypercharge technology that will recharge the ZenWatch 3 from 0 to 60% in just 15 minutes.

Right now, ASUS isn't disclosing any information as to when the ZenWatch 3 will be available but they are quoting the ZenWatch 3 to be priced at €229 (~US$ 255 / ~MYR 1,040)