The Asus ZenWatch 3 is truly a masterpiece. The gorgeous round stainless steel AMOLED display is adorned with diamond-cut bezel, intricate details and high-quality Italian stitched leather.
The big, bright display is complemented by an excellent battery life, decent performance and solid build quality.
With all that, ASUS ZenWatch 3 falls short on features and customization options. This gorgeous smartwatch is missing a lot of “must-have” features, such as heart rate monitor, GPS and NFC.
The fitness tracking performance lags behind its competitors. In terms of performance, ZenWatch 3 is similar to Fitbit Ionic, another smartwatch that has many errors and is not able to impress.
The Jewel of the Crowd – ASUS ZenWatch 3 Design
However, in terms of design, the ZenWatch 3 is unbeatable. Asus has made huge strides in terms of innovation. Where the ZenWatch 2 featured a boring, generic design, the 3rd generation of smartwatches from the Taiwanese company features an eye-catching stainless steel casing with beautiful golden accents around the edges, faux chronograph buttons and classy pointers.
The 1.39-inch AMOLED display is simply gorgeous and considerably better than what Moto 360 was able to come with. With a large pixel density of 287 x 287, the colors pop
and the text is incredibly sharp. The screen is covered in Gorilla Glass, which makes it incredibly durable against scratches and marks.
The display is fairly bright, especially in direct sunlight. You will be able to use this smartwatch in any light conditions and in any weather, there is no doubt about that. The light-sensors are quite notable, with the auto brightness pretty smart.
Overall, this smartwatch looks amazing and can definitely help you leave a good first impression in any setting.
Unfortunately, when it comes to comfort, the ASUS ZenWatch 3 falls behind the competition. The large face and thick strap are not suitable for thin wrists. They are also quite uncomfortable at first. However, things start to get better after a few days of continual usage.
This watch is quite large, which makes it an excellent choice for larger or muscular individuals. However, since its strap is all-leather, it might not be suitable for men or women who dislike the feel of leather on their skin.
Performance & Software
After several missed deadlines, the engineers from Asus have finally announced that the Asus ZenWatch 3 will get a much-welcomed Android Wear 2.0 update. This makes the system works smoother and is free of most errors and flaws.
Because this watch has no GPS, it relies solely on its gyroscope and accelerometer. However, they are not as accurate as the GPS, so this might be a problem for sports enthusiasts. The lack of heart rate monitor is also a big drawback that might drive away many smartwatch fans. However, you can use the ZenFit app instead to count push-ups, sit-ups and many other types of exercises.
The new Snap dragon Wear 2100 processor offers reliable performance and enables the watch to be quite responsive, even when used at its full capacity. 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage should suffice for a regular user. The performance is quite fine,with no long waits or slow-downs when switching between apps.
The software is again good, especially if you update the device to the new Android Wear 2.0.
As for battery life, you get an average of 12 hours of continual usage and over 24 hours of sparse usage. This is quite average among smartwatches. However, what sets the ASUS ZenWatch 3 WI503Q-GL-DB Smart Watch apart on the market is the super fast charging dock, which charges the device from 0 to 60% in just 15 minutes.
ASUS ZenWatch 3WI503Q-GL-DB Smart Watch is a gorgeous smartwatch, with a large screen and a stainless steel case adorned with rose gold accents. Even though it lacks the performance offered by other smartwatches and despite its bulky design, this device is set to become of the most popular smartwatches in 2018.
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