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ASUS Reveals Name for Upcoming Smartwatch in New Teaser Video

It is officially the week of teases, as ASUS continues the trend, this time revealing an official name for its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch. In a brief 30+ second teaser video, ASUS shows off a bit of the watch’s design and overall profile, but we still have yet to see the watch’s face turned on. 

Most signs point to this watch being an Android Wear device, but technically, that has not yet been confirmed. It is rumored that the ZenWatch will be incredibly affordable, landing in the $99-$149 range. However, with such a low price, we hope ASUS delivers on the quality we would expect. After all, it does sport the “Zen” moniker, much like the company’s premium line of Ultrabook PCs.

The company is set to unveil the ZenWatch on September 3 in Berlin, Germany during IFA.

You can watch the ASUS’ livestream right here when that day rolls around next week.

  • Notus

    Cool Asus is the master and making pretty solid build quality stuff at lower prices. It will be interesting to see how this goes, could be the thing needed to set the market a blaze.

  • I own multiple watches. Round face, square face, leather band, metal band, etc.

    From the previews yeah it is square, but looks rounded off.
    If a considerable amount of fashion design is introduced with this I will consider.

    Some may think it is a waste to buy multiple Android Wears, but if it can bring enough fashion as well I don’t see there being a major problem.

  • Victor

    I was all in for the Moto 360. If the Asus is half the cost but offers similar specs, and most important is battery life, then I will get the Asus. A round watch is great but I have a pebble now and square feet is not a problem. I’m sure the original movie LG G watch will be cheaper when these other watches drop. Any way I look at it September I may be purchasing a new watch.

  • BeHereNow8484

    I’m a proud owner of a Qualcomm Toq. So far nothing has come out to tempt me away from my prototypical wearable. Obviously what the Toq lacks is software functionality you get with Android Wear, but the hardware, ah the hardware. It’s just so sexy. The wireless charging, the all touch zero hardware button interface, the zero glare mirasol screen with always on 4 day run-time. It’s a beauty. I would pay a small fortune for an Anroid wear device that could match that hardware profile, which is why I am concerned with the pricepoint on this ASUS offering. I’d prefer something in the $250-$350 range with bleeding edge specs.

    • firemanprice

      I feel the same way about my Martian Passport smart watch.

    • David Warschauer

      agreed. my first smart watch will either be a mirasol or a hybrid mirasol/mechanical. i wont buy a tablet until someone develops an OS around the stylus and they house HD mirasol. mobile devices should last a long time and be visible in any condition.

  • Finire

    Wait…. this thing is supposed to turn on? Why did no one ever tell the dev team?

  • John


  • mcdonsco

    Is it just me or does the screen look plastic?

  • objektiv_one

    Now I just need dat price!

  • NexusMan

    Already looks better than the G Watch.

  • ddevito

    Enough with the watches – they’re DOA.

  • I’m inventing a new acronym for tech blogs…. NR;DC

    Not round, don’t care.

  • Razball

    The pebble like form actually is interesting half round and half square could be a good contender.

  • Bob’s Bilderbergers

    This will happen…

  • Guest


  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    IFA is looking to be HUGE this year. Looking forward.

  • Orion

    There’s never been so much tech to look forward to than this year. I’m pretty much going for the next Nexus. The watch portion is going to be tricky. I want the moto 360 but if these other watches come out with a cheaper price point….it could be tempting.

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      I was willing to drop $400 on the 360, so if the $250 BestBuy pricepoint is true, I wouldn’t consider anything of lesser quality.

  • Matthew Dickinson

    Its squarish. Compared to the G Watch, this thing flows a lot better. Love the 360, been a Moto fan for a while, but a possible $99 versus $250+ for a first gen wearable. Its a ZenWatch for me. Even though there is already a Zen Watch out there.

  • xFrozenMANGO

    Nah, not really circular. pz.

  • Tony Byatt

    Wow…decisions, decisions…

    September, Bananas…

    • Miguel

      I need to do some OT for the all tech coming out in the months.

      • Bryan Mills

        OT blows. But that extra bump. Yessssssir

        • Mech_Engr_09

          Please just stfu. I seriously want to beat the piss out of youi.

          • Bryan Mills

            Oh oh cause I’m expressing my freedom of speech?

            Come at me bro, you’ll get a bullet to the head before you come within 10ft of me.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            Lol you’re such a loser. You know as well as I do that you would get your asss beat. Bad. You’re a pussy and no one likes you. Why don’t you turn your little bb gun around on your own head. Everyone would be happier.

          • DanSan

            I smell a threat.

            What kind of heat is Bryan Mills, the OG, packing these days?

          • Mech_Engr_09

            A 1.5″ dick, erect and a bb gun in his mom’s basement.

          • Bryan Mills

            Okay, Mr. McCarty. We’ll see how your employers like your internet persona.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            You are the true definition of a creep lol.

          • Bryan Mills

            Something bigger than this “engineer” who makes threats on the internet like a little kid. Too bad he doesn’t know i already know who he is.

            Mr EJ McCarty. Graduate of Youngstown University.



          • Jason Bittner

            I said days ago someone needs to ban you, now you are taking this outside the interwebs and into real life, this you know is illegal, just saying you would do things like that is. Please DL ban this freak and make your readers happy.

          • Brady

            time for a nap, keyboard warrior.

  • Jprime

    as I slowly see this website turn into watch life, I can’t help but comment that I am pretty sure wearables are going to fail miserably.

    • Orion

      This is a tech website. What do you want them to report? There’s a couple of events next week or you’ve been under a rock the whole time?

      • Kevin

        i want them to report on droid phones only! where’s my bionic news??

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Lol. Bionic. Such a tease that phone was.

          • DanSan

            a tease? You mean a let down. the original design was so much better than what we ended up with

          • kixofmyg0t

            You mean Etna? No! A Tegra2 with LTE and 512MB of RAM?

            No dude. Targa was much better believe it or not.

      • Jprime

        My comment wasn’t a critique of the site, it was more about how the whole industry is moving toward a space that I think most non tech people aren’t interested in. Obviously they should report it, relax brah.

        • Orion

          I am relaxed. You’re the one that’s complaining…………..brah.

        • calculatorwatch

          I think you’ve got a good point actually. Every time I mention smart watches to non tech people they completely shrug it off. Techy people are really the only ones that care at all right now.

          I think it all depends on whether or not Apple releases a smart watch this year. If they do, the masses will suddenly be incredibly interested and Android Wear watches will sell really well because most people will stick with their platform. If there’s no Apple smart watch, these companies will have a hard time getting anyone who isn’t digitally inclined to buy one.

          • BeHereNow8484

            I disagree. I manage a sales team and am constantly attending conferences and events all over the country. The people interested in wearables are sales people, business professionals, product managers, and anyone who’s constantly checking their phone. People who are always on, always connected, consuming information in real time. I do more demos of my toq than the actual products I sell.

    • Silly comment.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Come on Tim. I think you meant to say “Silly comment is Silly”… And this is why I can’t be a mod because I would have deleted Jprimes ridiculous comment already

    • Tony Byatt

      Droid-Life, Android Wear…anDROID…

      Class dismissed…

    • Anfronie

      Fail like a fox!

    • ckeegan

      You’re right. People love having to pull their phone out of their pocket just to see who is calling, sent them a text, see their next turn, or check the score. Your comment makes total sense.

  • Bryan Mills

    Dropped $2k on the Zenbook. Thing sucked.

  • Nathan Bryant

    I like the mainstream name. Just like their Zenbooks. They make very attractive hardware based of their laptops. If this is AndroidWear, then I might consider this over the Moto 360. The only difference will be design, battery life, style of charging. Overall functionality will be the same.

  • Kevan Acker

    It’s square…

    • Nathan Bryant

      Squarish to me. Looks like it will have super tiny bezels if that and rounded corners. Its not gonna be your typical square like LG.