ASUS’ Android-Wear Powered ZenWatch Sees Hefty $50 Price Cut And $10 Promo Gift At Newegg

One of the more elegant looking smartwatches on the market is the ZenWatch by ASUS. At this point, the first generation model isn't long for this world as ASUS preps a ZenWatch 2, but if you favor price and bang-for-buck over cutting edge features, now is the time to strike -- Newegg just knocked $50 off the price of the original ZenWatch, bringing the cost of ownership down to $150.

That's $200 less than the least expensive Apple Watch, and while that's a bit of an apples to oranges comparison (or Apple to Android), it's something to think about if you're platform agnostic. Yes, the original ZenWatch is about to become a last generation product, but it's also a solid offering that's not even a year old in the smartwatch space (ASUS unveiled the wearable in September 2014).

Asus ZenWatch

The ZenWatch runs Google's Android Wear, a customized version of Android built specifically for wearable devices. It can pair with any smartphone running Android 4.3 or later. It has a 1.63-inch display (320x320) protected with Gorilla Glass 3, 2.5D curved glass, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a nine-axis sensor, biometric monitor, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 1.4Whr battery.

So, what do you give up by going with a ZenWatch rather than waiting for a ZenWatch 2? The next generation model will look similar to the original but have a slimmer frame, a magnetic charger, and a new digital crown. It's also likely to have upgraded hardware, though ASUS hasn't revealed the full spec sheet yet.

If you're interested in the ZenWatch at $150, just head to Newegg and add it to your card. As a bonus, you'll also receive a $10 Newegg gift card.