Asus ZenWatch Android Wear smartwatch teased in video

Asus has teased its first Android Wear smartwatch, the Asus ZenWatch, in a new trailer.

Ahead of a launch at the Berlin-based IFA conference on September 3, Asus has given us a good look at its first Android Wear device.

A YouTube teaser trailer has been released for the Asus ZenWatch. It’s the first time that we’ve actually been told what the Asus Android Wear watch will be called.

Potentially more important though is the fact the teaser video gives us a pretty solid idea as to what the ZenWatch will look like next week.

Following on from the concept diagrams released earlier this week, the teaser trailer reveals the ZenWatch will feature a metal or at least metal effect finish. We expect it will follow a similar suit to the LG G3, with its metal effect finish, in an attempt to keep costs down.

The body and the face of the Asus ZenWatch itself will be slightly curved, most likely aiming to follow the natural curvature of your wrist.

Although it is hard to tell from the video alone, it looks like the Asus ZenWatch will be around the same size as the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live in terms of body thickness.

There’s no way of telling what screen size the ZenWatch will have, because the video doesn’t show the display lit up at all.

The Asus smartwatch already has quite a lot of competition already on the market, even in the relatively new Android Wear space. There’s the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, with the Motorola Moto 360 and round-faced LG G Watch R also on the horizon.

Not to mention the Apple iWatch, which is supposed to be officially launched in September.

The Asus ZenWatch launch event is being live streamed at 12.30pm CEST or 11.30am BST here in the UK.

Read more: What is Android Wear? A guide to Google’s smartwatch OS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvzkwpQbO50