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While Apple is still running around trying to ship its first smartwatch, Android Wear is welcoming yet another addition: the ASUS ZenWatch.

The watch, which comes with an elegant leather band, curved stainless steel body, and Gorilla Glass display, is now available for purchase for $200 from the Google Play store and Best Buy. The watch was originally slated to come out on Nov. 9, but the launch seems to have been delayed a few days.

Along with the expected functionalities (notifications, remote camera activation, and so on), the ASUS ZenWatch also has a built-in bio-sensor, which tracks steps, calories burned, heart rate, activity duration, exercise intensity, and relaxation level. This last one — relaxation level — is where the watch gets its name. According to the company, the watch tracks the wearer’s relaxation level and displays it with a score and on a frequent basis (presumably based on the heart rate).

Other technical specs include: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 9-axis sensor, and a Micro USB on charging cradle.

The watch pairs with Android smartphones running on Android 4.3 or higher.

It should also be noted that the watch is a particularly attractive one, unlike the battery of black-rubber bands and sporty designs of many of recent Android Wear watches.


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