ASUS, the Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer has launched the successor to ZenWatch smartwatch today and it runs on Androud Wear OS. Actually it was announced back in June last year at ComputerX 2015 keynote and just after its introduction it went on sale across United States through Google Store. Now that the second-generation ZenWatch has been launched in India, we have to learn more about its specifications and pricing.
The Asus ZenWatch 2 comes in two models, named WI501Q with 1.63-inches (320×320) circular AMOLED display with 278ppi and the version WI502Q features a 280×280 round 1.45-inch AMOLED screen with 273ppi density. Both the variants will be sold exclusively on ASUS Stores at later date, until then they will be available on sale through Flipkart.
It offers Asus ZeUI integration with a range of software features. Like you can mute a voice call, just by covering the ZenWatch 2 with your hand, which is called gesture-based technology. You can even find your smartphone using the timepiece, and can control several phone settings like Wi-Fi amng other directly from your smartwatch.
Two new ZenWatch models are powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512MB of RAM and equipped with a 4GB eMMC of internal storage and offers Bluetooth 4.1 as well. The smartwatch wearables share the same magnetic charging cable and has IP67 certification, so that are water resistant, which can withstand immense in water in up to 1-metre depth for about 30-minutes.
Battery package on WI502Q, you will find a 300mAh unit and the bigger pixels sibling holds a 400mAh cell, which will deliver up to 3-days of battery life on a single charge and it comes with a 18mm leather strap.
Price and Availability
- Asus ZenWatch 2 1.63-inch Silver Case with Brown Rubber Strap – Rs. 11,999
- Asus ZenWatch 2 1.45-inch Silver Case with Grey Leather Strap – Rs. 14,999
- Asus ZenWatch 2 1.63-inch Gunmetal Case with Navy Blue Leather Strap – Rs. 14,999
Peter Chang, Region Head – South Asia & Country Manager for Asus India said,
“Consumers today wish to use gadgets that make their lives simpler by aiding their hectic lifestyles. The Asus ZenWatch 2 achieves this through its features that make it possible for the users to manage their lives right on their wrists.” and “Combining luxury in a slim form-factor, the ZanWatch 2 furthers our vision of providing high-end products at affordable price points.”