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Asus ZenWatch 2 – The Android Wear Smartwatch That’s Different

Asus ZenWatch 2

The Asus ZenWatch 2, is a sequel to the company’s debut Android Wear smartwatch and has now launched worldwide. ASUS ZenWatch 2 blends sophisticated style with incredible functionality to any wrist, as wearable lovers are sure to love this gadget.

The design and build for the smart wear is brilliant and it comes in two sizes – 49 x 41mm with a 22mm strap, and a 45 x 37mm model with an 18mm strap.The larger version has a bigger resolution of 320 x 320 resolution (278ppi), while the smaller version’s boasts of a 280 x 280 panel and 273 ppi.

The Gadget Accessories

This Android Wear gadget is available in three colours silver, dark grey and rose gold. The strap options are many too with a leather strap in khaki colour which looks elegant, a brown strap for the rugged look, grey, blue and orange strap for its diverse looks. One can even get the gadget with stainless-steel link bracelets; owing to Asus partnership with Swarovski for leather straps with embossed crystals. Now here is a gadget that marries bling with technology successfully.

With its inherent traditional watch styling and intuitive interaction, ASUS ZenWatch 2 sports nine easily changeable straps defining luxury at its best.

The Zenwatch Display

The Zenwatch displays are 2.5D curved AMOLED just as it was in the original ZenWatch, featuring Gorilla Glass 3. The real design change is the inclusion of a standby button on the side that resembles a watch dial. One can even express their personality with one of the 50 professionally designed watch faces or one can create their own custom watch face too.

The Software Within and the Camera

  • Running on Android Wear OS, the Zenwatch 2 also works with the company’s existing smartwatch ecosystem including apps like the incredible FoneHelper, activity and fitness tracking presented by Asus Wellness, and even a smart Remote Camera.
  • Remote Camera turns the innovative smartwatch into a viewfinder, and the feature is faster in the sequel with more range and an added ability to switch between the front and rear cameras. It also includes zooming skills.
  • The watch is fast, and includes fun watch-to-watch communication.
  • One can exchange short messages, different emojis, and even custom drawings with friends and family. Also, the voice assistant can help you view timely information at a glance along with simple touches and taps.

The Battery life and the Extra Juice

The Asus ZenWatch 2 now boastsof a seven-day battery life. As the makers want the gadget to be a companion device, the CPU and OS was to be more simplified thus facilitating seven days of usage on one charge, rather than the earlier two days. The entire life-cycle of the watch though is now pegged at around 2 days as the bigger size option of the gadget comes with a chargeback accessory along with a new magnetic cable which makes charging the Zenwatch easier than before.

The Hardware Powering the Zenwatch 2

Asus ZenWatch 2 is powered by an performance-oriented Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and water resistance has increased to IP67 rating, which means that the watch can withstand 1m dunking in water for 30 minutes.

The Price and Release

The Asus ZenWatch 2 is now available on Google Store at $149.

The Verdict

Asus Zenwatch 2 is an efficient smart watch among several other smartwatches and stands out because of its trendy design, smart accessories and its effectiveness in encompassing multiple features seamlessly within the small dial. The product is priced competently keeping in consideration the pricing point of the market, and is expected to be popular in the coming days.