ASUS is joining in on the pre-Black Friday fun with an attractive deal on the ZenWatch 3 which is currently available for just $179, $50 down its original price. The wearable already saw some periodical discounts since releasing in late 2016, with its latest temporary price reduction being one of the lowest ever. For some reason, the Taiwanese tech giant only opted to discount the variant with a leather band, whereas the rubber one still sells for $205 as of Thursday morning PST. Still, the leather model arguably feels like the more premium of the two versions and being able to get it for less than the cost of the rubber one is a truly unique opportunity. It's possible that ASUS didn't discount the model with the rubber band because that one has been outperforming its counterpart in terms of sales, as is often the case with wearables.
With the ASUS ZenWatch 3 now being part of the sub-$200 segment, it's an extremely easy recommendation to give, being widely lauded as one of the most capable Android Wear devices on the market. The Android Wear 2.0 update that released for the ZenWatch 3 earlier this year brought support for standalone apps, Material Design, and Android Pay, among many other features. The ZenWatch 3 also boasts an IP67-certified body resistant to dust particles and water and support for proprietary HyperCharge tech that can get its battery from zero to 60 percent in just 15 minutes.
With its latest price drop, the ZenWatch 3 is currently at the center of one of the best Thanksgiving deals in the wearable segment and ASUS can also ship it internationally if you order it from Amazon. There's still no word on how long the deal will be good for, so assume it depends on supplies and will likely be off the table by the end of the week.