The ASUS-built Zen Watch doesn’t sport a circular design like LG and Motorola’s upcoming offerings, but it does still look stylish and even somewhat futuristic. Your window into the digital world on this device is a 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 AMOLED touchscreen, with Gorilla Glass 3 as a supplementary. A leather-stitched strap comes in the box but any 22mm strap will also do.
Internally, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC lives to perform calculations, with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 1.4Wh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 (duh), a microphone and a bio sensor (heart rate plus activity monitoring) as neighbors. IP55 certification means it can last in the shower, and ASUS has gone ahead and ported some typical Zen apps to ASUS-ify the experience.
Total cost? $260, making the ZenWatch more than its Android Wear competitors; expect it to hit the stores some time between late Q3 and early Q4 of 2014.