Asus-zenwatch-3-black-01After seeing leaked photos and hearing rumors, it looks like ASUS has officially taken the wraps off the ASUS ZenWatch 3. This is the company’s latest wearables effort and it is also the first time the company has released a smartwatch with a round face. Their previous efforts were smartwatches that were of the square-ish variety.

However if you prefer the round design, then the ZenWatch 3 might be what the doctor ordered. It features a 316L stainless steel body and has a rose gold ring around the face of the watch, which will be present on all the models regardless of which finish – gunmetal, rose gold, and silver – you choose from. From what we can tell from our brief hands-on is that the watch is of a quality build and is elegant looking in real-life, with the leather band exuding the most class.

It will be IP67 certified so you don’t really want to worry about water or dust damaging it, unless you plan to go deep sea diving with it, but if you’re not, getting some water on it should not present with any issues. ASUS is also boasting 2 full days worth of battery life, whether or not they can achieve that remains to be seen but if they can, it is pretty impressive.

Other features include an activity tracker that can track the wearer’s steps throughout the day, although unfortunately it does not appear to have a heart rate tracker built into it. If this looks and sounds like a smartwatch you’d like to own, ASUS has priced it at 229 euros.

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