From snazzier designs to improved fitness features, both Asus and Samsung make a good case for why you should put their new smartwatches on your wrist. The ZenWatch 3 certainly seems like a step-up from previous versions of Asus’ Android Wear watch, but after some hands-on time with the Gear S3, Samsung’s watch is the more appealing option.
Samsung Gear S3 (left) and the Asus ZenWatch 3 (right).While the real face-off won’t begin until we get a look at the Apple Watch 2, the ZenWatch 3 and Gear S3 still invite comparisons between one another. For starters, they debuted within hours of each other in the build-up to IFA 2016. They’re also new iterations of existing smartwatches we’re already familiar with. And both watches sport a circular design — a new development in the case of the ZenWatch.
Compare the two smartwatches on a feature-by-feature basis, though, and Samsung’s Gear S3 quickly stands out — at least initially. Here’s why the Gear S3 makes a better first impression than the ZenWatch.
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