Now in their third generation, smartwatches have become much more refined, but have yet to become a must-wear for your wrist. The Asus Zenwatch 3 is unlikely to reverse that trend. But while the Android Wear-based watch doesn’t break any new ground, it’s still an attractive timepiece with an endlessly customizable display.
At $229, it’s also about $100 less than the Apple Watch and other premium smartwatches, and boasts slightly better battery life than the competition. That may be enough to pick one up, if you’re willing to give the Android Wear platform a shot.
The Zenwatch 3 ranks up there with the Moto 360 and the Fossil Q Founder as one of the best-looking smartwatches I’ve strapped on my wrist. Asus went from a squared-off design on its previous model to a circular face, which makes it looks much more like a traditional timepiece — and one I’m much more likely to wear. The dark Gunmetal bezel of the Zenwatch 3 blends smoothly into its brown leather wristband.
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