The ASUS ZenWatch 3 was announced just a few days ago, but the smartwatch is starting to make its presence known. We've talked about the round casing the ZenWatch 3 was seen sporting at the FCC, and ASUS's claim that the ZenWatch 3 would be "incredible" seem to live up to its name -- though the watch's round casing is a trend that nearly every Android OEM has followed in some form or other.
The design features three buttons on the right side of the display, with an Always On Display that shows the hands but doesn't show the watchface completely. The Gear S2 had this same problem, though Samsung fixes it in the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic. Apparently, Google still needs some work on the AOD with Android Wear.
The ASUS ZenWatch 3 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and comes in stainless steel (there is a black stainless steel offering, if the video shows anything). It already has the August 2016 security patch, so eager buyers won't need to worry themselves about the ZenWatch 3's defenses.
The watch's official specs have been revealed, but we'll cover the ASUS ZenWatch 3 specs once more: a 1.39-inch, AMOLED display with a 400 x 400p screen resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 that has been designed specifically for wearables, ASUS's HyperCharge fast-charging tech that will juice your ZenWatch 3 up to 60% in just 15 minutes, not to mention the three finishes (Gunmetal, Rose Gold, and Silver).
We don't know an official release date for the ASUS ZenWatch 3, though we're betting on some point near month's end or October. We'll be back to let you know the release details as they arrive.
Until then, take a look at 9to5google's hands-on video below and let us know if ASUS has convinced you to invest in the company's Android Wear smartwatch lineup.