ASUS makes the switch to a round display in the ZenWatch 3

It wasn’t so long ago that smartwatches were the tech of the future, with plenty of concepts and ideas being tossed around. These days, however, smartwatches have become far more commonplace, with options available in all different shapes and sizes. When it comes to Android Wear devices, round is becoming the way to go, with more and more manufacturers opting for round displays and the more traditional watch design that accompanies a round display.

ASUS was one of the first Android Wear manufacturers, creating the ZenWatch, which sported a square display. The successor, the ZenWatch 2, also featured a square display. According to an FCC filing, however, that looks to be changing with the ZenWatch 3. The label location diagram reveals that the ZenWatch 3 will indeed have a round display. Details are sparse, but we can also find that it will have a stainless steel body, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2.


There’s no confirmed reveal date for the ZenWatch 3, but we may very well see it at IFA in a few weeks. It’s also possible that it could be released alongside Android Wear 2.0, as one of the first devices to launch with the new OS. We’ll keep you posted with further updates on the ASUS ZenWatch 3.

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