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Asus ZenWatch now available from the Google Play Store

The Asus ZenWatch is now available to purchase from the Google Play Store (opens in new tab). While the ZenWatch appeared on the Store yesterday, customers were unable to buy it, with the device labled as "Coming Soon". You can now purchase the device for $199.99, and it should leave its warehouse in one to two business days.

The Asus ZenWatch it the company's first try at an Android Wear. It features a 1.63-inch curved display, a stainless steel aluminum body, and a tan stitched leather strap. In addition to the Google Play Store, the ZenWatch is also available from Best Buy.

Will you be getting an Asus ZenWatch from Google Play? Let us know in the comments.

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80 Comments
  • After the 360 and Gear S I'm good on smart watches till 2nd Gen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1. By next year, hopefully smart watches have better battery life. That's the biggest reason why I haven't bought one... Magenta is the new Yellow
  • Happy with my 360 its awesome
  • The battery on my 360 last a good while also... Idk why ppl keep saying their watch doesn't last Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a Samsung Gear 2 Neo that I wear every day. After 3 days, I typically have over 30% battery life left. I try to use it smartly (intended) by disconnecting it from my Note 4 when I'm using the phone, and my phone usually has a WIFI connection. So far, battery life on the Neo has been amazing. I didn't need a camera in my watch, which is why I chose the Neo over the regular Gear 2. If I want to video chat, I use my phone or my Nexus 7 (2013). So I'm happy with my Neo. That said, I'm taking a close look at the Gear S.
  • Does this watch have any benefits over the 360? I think I prefer the 360 design. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not really other than a newer processor and I think bigger battery Posted via the Android Central App
  • Then that would be a YES.
  • Lol my thoughts exactly Posted via the Android Central App
  • There's nothing this watch offers as for featues. I don't necessarily see that as an advantage as opposed to the SW3 that has standalone GPS and NFC. Just because it has a better battery doesn't mean it will out last the 360. The processor doesn't provide any extra benefit as well. Subjective. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Has a bigger battery AND an amoled screen, vs the 360's ips lcd screen... So yes, it should last longer... especially if you use a dark watch face. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Considering all gear watches do the same stuff, by design, these do make it better Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Which is why I love the Gear S Posted via the Android Central App
  • Think play store link doesn't work... Posted via My Beastly Galaxy Note 4...(T-Mobile)
  • I'll keep my traditional watch for now Posted via the Android Central App
  • Pass, love my Moto360 too much.
  • what exactly is stainless steel aluminum......
  • I was thinking the same thing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • moto gots all my monies. Posted via the Android Central App with my Moto X G1
  • I am liking the 360 better with my m8. May try out the Gear S if i switch back to Samsung with a note edge or note 4. I liked the speaker the gear had for answering a quick hands free call and audible voice feedback. Posted via Android Central App
  • All the square watches should be no more then $150. Im waiting to get that gold moto 360 with 18mm band for my lady.
  • This is the first of the square watches that I think looks really nice. Not being a plastic slab makes a big difference.
  • I totally agree. This isn't a bad watch at all. Doesn't look all clunky either. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I totally agree with you. it is very very good for a square watch but it still does not look as sexy as the moto 360. Bezel is huge too
  • Yeah, the bezel is pretty large. Although considering that I wear a Pebble every day, I clearly don't care *too* much about that.
  • Yeah but at least it is flat on all sides instead of just the one. Symmetry Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • The Moto 360 is symmetrical. Symmetrical does not mean what you seem to think it means.
  • Bezels don't matter as much on a watch. Style takes precedent over function. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bezels affect style every bit as much as they affect function.
  • No they don't. Well, unless someone makes a rotating one that the OS uses, or I suppose if someone made the glass 1/4" lower and it affected swiping. But as it stands now, bezels are for style. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree 100%. This is a pretty sexy looking watch, though I wonder how much of that is the band. Still, it's nice to see someone other than Moto brought the design chops to this game.
  • Nothing wrong with a well done square/rectangular watch. I get more comments on my '98 Heuer Monaco reissue than on my Breitling Navitimer. This looks quite nice, IMO. The screen to bezel ratio really throws it off though.
  • Yup. This is why it still runs second to the 360 in the design department.
  • Dat bezel..
    Lol Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • Just ordered mine.
  • I love my Moto 360, but I hate the battery life. I'll wait to hear what reviews say about this one, as I find it surprisingly attractive. Then again, reviews on the Moto 360's battery life have all been excessively praiseworthy since it got its first update, while for me it's never performed better than all the original apocalyptic reviews claimed, so I'm not sure what I'd actually confirm from reviews.
  • All smart watches get about a day of like these days...Nothing we can do about it right now Enzo
  • I'm not asking for multiple days. I'm asking for the one day you're describing. My LG G Watch gave me that with the screen always on. My Moto 360 can't do that with the screen off.
  • IDK what you are talking about man. My 360 with ambient mode on gets me from 8am to 2am the next day. With ambient mode off i get over 24 hours until its dead...and i have all of my notifications going to it. I'm a power user
  • Hence my original comment that you responded to in which I said I don't get the amazing battery life everyone else claims. I use it quite normally, with ambient mode off, and I'm lucky to have 25% by 6PM when I take it off the charger at 8AM. That's what I'm talking about.
  • ya i would do a factory reset or maybe warranty it...I have usually between 50-60% with ambient mod off by 6pm. for reference today i took it off right at 8pm and i have 45% ambient mode on all day and many checks and notifications
  • I've factory reset more times than I can count between troubleshooting it and Lollipop flashes. I called Motorola support once, but they disconnected me when transferring me and never called back. Haven't had time to deal with them again, but I plan to today. Gets old having everyone claim I'm crazy.
  • Don't think you're crazy but something is definitely wrong. A couple of days ago I was at 60% after a full day of use. Yesterday night 45%. Maybe the ROM you're using has issues with AndroidWear? At any rate, something is off for sure. I'd get a warranty exchange before writing it off. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No custom ROM, stock Android on a Nexus 5. Not even rooted. Anyway, just got off the phone with Motorola after an hour of being disconnected and transferred to the wrong departments. They're advance exchanging it. Hopefully it was just a hardware issue with mine.
  • You guys need to put your watch on mute to save battery. I have the LG G watch. I used to get around 25% by 6 PM when i took it off the charger around 7:30 AM. However, when i put my watch in mute mode, i still have 77% by 5 PM.
  • Ya that kinda defeats the whole reason for the smart watch.....
  • And you could be at 100% by the time you got home if you turned if off entirely. And imagine the battery life you'd get if you never bought it to begin with!
  • In this case, I've never charged my 360 ;) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I always hear these comments... I'm genuinely curious. I can get 2 full days out of my 360. EASILY. I use navigation and set reminders all the time. I get about 100 notifications a day. Ambient off, but auto screen brightness. I don't use any 3rd party apps though, maybe it's something like that? I noticed the guitar tuner will run in the background even if I close it. I have a Nexus 4, stock, bluetooth, gps, 3G, and wi-fi always on, and I usually get a day out of it. (Actually lately, I've had some crazy process running where it dies in like 2 hours when using 3G)
  • Yeah, and I'm just as confused from the opposite side of the equation. I actually have navigation turned OFF, but I do use reminders regularly. No clue how many notifications I get, but no more than I got on my LG G Watch that made it all day, and then some, with the screen always on. Ambient off, auto screen brightness. I UNINSTALLED all of my third-party apps in hope of finding the problem and noticed no difference in battery life. And yet I see people waxing poetic about how amazing the battery life is on theirs, and how they get better life than I do with ambient mode ON, and go the two days you mention with it off. It sounds like a dream. Hoping that warranty replacement I ordered today makes all the difference.
  • Is it possible to change the watch band? I like the square look, but despise the band color.
  • Yeah, you can change the band. I'm with you on that... I wouldn't say I despise the color, but it definitely wouldn't go well with almost any of the clothes I wear. I'd definitely swap in a much darker band.
  • I got this watch yesterday. The band is really stiff. Thankfully, the band is very easily removed. The pins need to be replaced though. The pin is build into the band and has a quick release. Any standard band will work.
  • A new leather band is going to be stiff. It's new leather.
  • I got mine on Friday. The band is stiff (and extremely uncomfortable on my wrist) because of the bracelet style metal clasp. I'm going to try replacing the band with a leather one with a standard buckle. Posted via Android Central App
  • I really like the looks of this watch. Makes it look more like a watch and less like a toy. Going to hold off until gen 2, I am sure by then there will be even more watches, and they will have all the bugs worked out.
  • I think smart watches have an interesting premise. They are just to ridicoulousy overprice and currently, they are a gimmick Posted via the Android Central App
  • Will wait until smart watches only need one charge per week. Plus never try some company's first attempt for a new product line. Never. Posted via the Android Central App
  • By your logic then no company would make if early adopters didn't buy into it. And Pebble says you're wrong. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's the reason I'm sticking with my Pebble for a while. I'd like an Android Wear device, but the fact that I can leave on Monday with my Pebble fully charged and get home on Friday with 20% left (and that's with a ton of notifications every day and a pedometer running 24/7) is indispensable. Incidentally, that's coming from a company's first attempt at a new product line.
  • I'm actually happy it wasn't released on the 9th as announced and BestBuy didn't carry it for a while because I would have bought it... not really need one so I'm happyit was delayed and have me the opportunity to change my mind Posted via Android Central App
  • i'm looking hard at this.
    i got a LG G watch first day but when i got a new job it was getting beat up, so i put it in storage til Lollipop
    comes out. Depends on what improvements come with L but if its the same experience, i may just not use one.
    I have a Moto X 2014 on the way, The 360 design never did it for me, but to me the Zen watch looks like a night on the town watch.
    The price is good too.
  • The ZenWatch is the only smartwatch I'll even consider because of it's design. I collect watches so styling is very important to me and everything else really has no style to them. I'm sure as wearable technology evolves this will change.
  • Will this watch be compatible with my samsung Galaxy s3. Posted via the Android Central App
  • As long as it's 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, yes. Posted via the Moto X (2nd Gen) on 5.0
  • I have a 360 and I love it but I may get this too to change it up. The Gear S just doesn't do anything for me since it isn't compatible with most of the apps I use. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I ordered mine from Best Buy today and will be here Tuesday. I went to a local BB and they now have a display up, but still no device to actually see and feel.
  • Still can't get the Moto 360 outside of a telus store and Future shop. Here in Canada Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got Zenwatch yesterday. Whoo Hoo, really like it. The watchband is pretty stiff though. Has same footprint on wrist as the Moto 360 except it is rectangle. The "curved glass" is hardly noticeable. The inside of the watch that sits on your wrist is completely flat. Moto 360 is slightly thicker, but the band is sooo much more comfortable. The leather is really soft. The Zenwatch has nice quick release for the watchband, so it is easily replaced with any standard sized band. Not so on 360, because it seems you have to take the back off of it to change the band. The processor on the zenwatch is pretty fast and seems to be more responsive than the 360. Bummer that you can't sync both watches to 1 phone. You must choose a single dedicated connection at a time. It is easy to switch, but a hassle. I really like both the Asus and Moto watches..eventually I will sell one on eBay. Asus has an edge on battery. I wore it 24 hours and still had some charge. It charges pretty quickly and easily. The moto is an bedside clock when charging. The zenwatch has to attach to the charger. The moto has a band at the bottom of the screen. The zenwatch has a pretty large bezel, kinda like first iPads. Your picture makes this point. The face touches the bezel. High borders on tops and thinner on sides. Not a deal breaker. The watch looks really nice. They both operate pretty much the same except you can read full emails and messages on zenwatch. Just preview is viewable on 360. The moto 360 feels lighter on the wrist than the zenwatch. The zenwatch looks more fashion forward. The Zenwatch is definitely the style choice, while the 360 has more of a techy look to it. Zippiness aside they both the 360 and Zenwatch run the same android wear software, but the Zenwatch has it's own set of extra software for Wellness and watch management. These are some really sweet entry devices and I look forward to what 2015 has in store for us.
  • You don't have to take the back of the 360 to change the band. You do need to pick a replacement with a centre notch out of it, or cut your own out. Thickness of band is also a consideration. I am using the pebble steel metal band, as many others are, with no issues (apart from the odd snagged arm hair ;)). Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can ditch both and get the GWaR. The best watch do far Posted via Android Central App
  • I would love to have a Gwar watch! Especially with a Oderus Urungus face on it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Most informative post I have seen/read. Thank you. Hopefully Santa brings me the zen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think this is my favorite watch. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Really like the look of this but I have to go with the g watch r. Broke to many nice looking watches while working. The LG just seems like it's a more rugged device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I would consider the zen watch, but that bezel is just ridiculous, what were they thinking? was to reduce cost in order not to use a bigger screen?
  • It actually serves a purpose... heart rate monitor Posted via the Android Central App
  • Some days I think I am the only one around here with a Galaxy Gear Live!
  • This is the most attractive smartwatch to me, even over the 360. The 360 is insanely thick IMO. The black wasteland at the bottom of the 360 screen adds insult to injury. These two strikes against the 360 outweigh the large bezel on the Zenwatch for me.
  • I finally took some time to explore the capabilities of this device, and I love it! I see myself using it often for quickly and easily taking notes, setting reminders, and controlling music playback on my phone. I can't wait until my replacement band arrives - the one it ships with is uncomfortable for me. Posted via Android Central App