Don’t be shie after looking at the Asus ZenWatch 2 design, which looks awefully familiar and if you’ve been paying attention to the news today, you might be wonder to see that Asus has put out its second version of its ZenWatch. 2 points to be noted and that are one, its a ripoff of Apple Watch and the other its an Android Wear-based smartwatch that comes in two different sizes, unveiled at ComputerX.
Like Apple Watch, Asus ZenWatch 2 comes in two sizes a 49mm version and a smaller 45mm version (both which are measured in height). Point to be noted that, that even the smallest version is 3mm taller than the larger 42mm Apple Watch, which gives you “a new way to interact” with the Android Wear interface. And 37mm and 41mm, with 18mm and 22mm strap sizes, respectively are also available.
The Zenwatch 2 comes in three stainless steel finishes, silver, gunmetal, and rose gold, dressed up with multiple material and color options for the bands, including rubber in blue, orange, red, and taupe, and leather in kahki, brown, grey, blue, and orange. Stainless steel link bracelet in silver, gunmetal, and rose gold and lastly, a leather strap with diamond pattern and Swarovski crystals are offered.
Asus is using a new magnetic charging connector on the ZenWatch 2, which evidently will “dramatically improve recharging times. The steel case is topped by a gently curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection, which eventually protects the AMOLED display within. On the software end, a new Watch Face Land app will let you create your own custom watch faces, and Asus’ Remote Camera app has seen an update.
Notably, it’s speculated that Asus’s metal crown will awfully function like the digital crown found in the Apple Watch, and currently, it is confirmed by Asus that it’s simply an external button and not a physical scrolling wheel.
Other hardware keys includes a connected Andropid smartphone’s viewfinder on the watch, can now also switch between the front and rear cameras as well as zoom in and out. The ZenWatch 2 runs on the latest version of Android Wear, which already introduced with the launch of LG Watch Urbane, but Asus’s watch is still away from its official release date. Availability information, alongsde pricing can be expected during IFA in Berlin this September.