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I just bought one of these:

 

https://www.asus.com/us/ZenWatch/ASUS-ZenWatch-3-WI503Q/

 

 

 

Does anyone else have one? 





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  #1787453 24-May-2017 13:51
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Looks very nice - where did you purchase it from?





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  #1787456 24-May-2017 13:58
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Have had one since earlier this year after my pebble stopped working.

 

Not a bad watch but has its issues(I touch on these here) and still waiting on AW 2.0 to release on it. From what ASUS are saying it should be out by the end of the month.

 

The thing to me that makes it the best android wear watch though is the 2A quick charge which means you can fully charge the watch in like 1/2 an hour.

 

@michaelmurfy got mine from B&H in the states https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278978-REG/asus_wi503q_zenwatch_3.html 





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  #1787461 24-May-2017 14:15
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michaelmurfy:

 

Looks very nice - where did you purchase it from?

 

 

 

 

Amazon, cost around $330 NZD shipped and it arrived within a week 





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  #1787463 24-May-2017 14:15
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geocom:

 

Have had one since earlier this year after my pebble stopped working.

 

Not a bad watch but has its issues(I touch on these here) and still waiting on AW 2.0 to release on it. From what ASUS are saying it should be out by the end of the month.

 

The thing to me that makes it the best android wear watch though is the 2A quick charge which means you can fully charge the watch in like 1/2 an hour.

 

@michaelmurfy got mine from B&H in the states https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278978-REG/asus_wi503q_zenwatch_3.html 

 

 

 

 

Hahaha exactly the same reason I got one! my Pebble steel buttons had stopped working and the charger finally gave out. 

 

 

 

 





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  #1787469 24-May-2017 14:20
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What's the battery like? Daily charging?

 

I am treasuring the time I have with my Pebble Time 2. Does everything I need it to without the bells and whistles. Eventually the day will come when it no longer works and I need to find something else.


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  #1787476 24-May-2017 14:32
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Yea Daily. I sleep with my watch on as it is the thing that wakes me up in the morning and put it into theatre mode overnight which turns the screen off and charge it in the morning while I get ready for work. Ends up being at like 30% when I do end up charging it.

 

Although your usage will vary depending on app usage and the watch face you use have seen reports where some watch faces suck your battery dry in like 2 hours.

 

For my usage where I have it set to always on display where it turns off the background colors and just using it for notifications the battery has not been a major given that a full charge happens quickly.

 

It does suck compared to the pebble's battery life but this is expected when its using an oled panel, its never going to be as good as something with an e-ink panel however given that Fitbit has brought just about every watch maker who use e-ink its hard to recommend that you do get any watch with e-ink. As they will likely be gobbled up before too long.





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  #1787481 24-May-2017 14:38
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I have a ZenWatch 1 - also to replace a Pebble. Does the trick. I do miss my Pebble though. The ZW does some clever things but Pebbles UI was much nicer.

 

Mines not getting the Wear 2.0 update as it doesn't have any physical buttons - boo hoo for me right?

 

To be honest it will probably be the last smart watch I buy unless the manufacturers sort themselves out. There is no way I'm spending $300+ on a watch that is obsolete in a year. The value proposition just isn't there at the moment.

 

That's why Pebble was so great. Continued support for older models plus not ridiculous pricing.




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  #1787486 24-May-2017 15:00
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Yes, I would have gotten a new Pebble if they hadn't been bought out by FitBit.

 

I can't comment on battery life yet as I have only had it for two days now and I have been playing with it quite a bit. I use an app called Pujie Black that lets you build your own watchfaces, or download presets that others have set up which is pretty cool. Asus also have their own watchface maker but it isn't as good. 





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