The Asus ZenWatch has been one of the most inexpensive entries into Android Wear over the last two years of the platform's existence, and it continues to be the case. The second-generation ZenWatch is still affordable, at $150. Keep in mind that this asking price for the smartwatch is half that of the Moto 360, which will set you back $300 if you get one. Of course, the price of the Moto 360 Sport is falling, but if you think the finer original 360 is better but isn't as cheap, you may want to buy a refurbished first-generation Moto 360 for now.
Well, the Asus ZenWatch stands out from the crowd not only in its price but also its appearance. It has rounded corners on a square design, something akin to a "squircle" setup that matches the icon design of Samsung's icons on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Additionally, looking at the ZenWatch up close, you'll see that the company follows Samsung's design in even the wristband and how they made it: it has a clasp area, as does Samsung's Galaxy Gear (2013) on through the Gear S (2014).
The price and the design are what make the ZenWatch a unique purchase, but eBay is discounting the price tag even further. You can now pick up the first-generation ZenWatch for just $79.95, 46% off the retail price of $149.99.
For just $80, you're getting 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 1.63-inch AMOLED display, running Android Wear. Remember that, if you have an iPhone, [you can pair your Asus ZenWatch with your iPhone] to receive notifications on the go (any Android Wear smartwatch has this capability, but few of them will give you this capability for $80).
This is a certified refurbished model, so know that, with the watch being almost two years old, "new" has to be qualified here. Apart from that, though, you'll be pleased to know that even the first-generation smartwatches are still update-eligible. I just purchased a first-generation Moto 360 and it has been updated to Android 6.0.1 since it arrived in the mail about a week ago.
There are more than 10 available, but we know that these will quickly be grabbed up until they are no more. Make sure you get your inexpensive Android Wear watch. With a price tag this generous, why not take a chance on Android Wear and smartwatches in general?