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ASUS ZenWatch

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

ASUS's first Android Wear watch is one of the most stylish we've seen, and feels great on the wrist, to boot. Unfortunately, it suffers from mediocre battery life, an erratic heart monitor and an unsightly bezel surrounding the screen. In the end, though, the ZenWatch's balance of looks, performance and relatively low price make it a worthy choice for anyone who wants an Android Wear device and doesn't want to wait for all those second-gen models to come out.

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Pros
  • Handsome, understated design
  • Feels good on your wrist
  • Inexpensive compared to competing models
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Clasp can get in the way of clothes
  • Heart rate monitor isn't always reliable
75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

75
 

User Reviews

70
ulinielen
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
alskdf
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
dbwest
I really like this watch. It looks really nice and pretty flashy. It's very...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average user Score
 
70
ulinielen
11.17.16
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
alskdf
02.11.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
dbwest
02.04.15
I really like this watch. It looks really nice and pretty flashy. It's very good for planning. And it's easy to send text messages or launch applications on my phone. It has more than enough storage for me, I would like to be able to listen to music off of it but I don't have any Bluetooth audio devices yet.
 
90
louisd
01.17.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
emes921
01.12.15
Everything I wanted in a smartwatch. Great looks, long lasting battery, and all the apps that I could ask for. I am very impressed with every aspect of this smartwatch. I highly recommend it!
 
70
4brandon
12.21.14
The watch helps me , only when it wants to though. It's a great looking watch in the end, but needs some improvement.
 
90
Joseph
12.11.14
The battery life is what I need it to be. And as my introduction to Android Wear, I have found this watch to be a pleasure to use and fun to show off. It's comfortable and gives me an easy way to see notifications and access my phone. I can't wait to see Android Wear grow.