When the ASUS ZenWatch was launched, it was well-received by many people. The ASUS ZenWatch 2 follows that reputation for having improved features and functionalities that will not disappoint anyone who wants a smartwatch.
The ZenWatch 2 can serve as your health companion as it tracks your tracking fitness activities and it also includes both Google Fit and the Wellness app from ASUS which keeps track on the number of steps taken, calories burnt and distance covered.
With a rounded-square design that’s made from hand-polished stainless-steel casing with curved-watch crystal, the ASUS ZenWatch 2 features a crown button as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for superior protection. Its design looks just like a traditional yet elegant-looking luxury watch.
To compliment the beautiful design, is the 1.63-inch, two-finger touch AMOLED display with 278ppi. The AMOLED display produces sharp text with vibrant colors which is a wonder to look at. The watch has an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance so you should feel less worried every time you go outside even when its raining.
As mentioned earlier, the ZenWatch a sports a single physical crown button which is capable of doing a lot of things. Pushing it will light up the display and turn dim if it’s already on. Holding it will give you access to menu, apps, contacts and Google Now features.
You can also turn off the screen by simply tapping the screen. A light vibration on the wrist will help you tell that the display will turn dim or turn on again.
The ZenWatch 2 is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor to run the Android Wear OS. The processor is coupled with 512MB of RAM to make thins smooth and responsive.
Syncing the watch to an Android phone or an iPhone will let you receive notifications on the ZenWatch 2. You can browse each one of the notifications by swiping up and down. The good thing here is that the ASUS ZenWatch 2 is capable of maintaining a stable connection between an Android phone or an iPhone without any failure.
When interacting with your notifications, you can swipe to the left to get more options or you can swipe to the right to get rid of a notification. The voice recognition feature is also consistent and you can even initiate some voice commands using Google Now.
- 45-inches/1.63-inches AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 280×280/320×320 with 278ppi
- Android Wear
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- IP67 water resistance and dust resistance
- ZenWatch Manager
- Improved Aesthetics
- Highly customisable design
- Solid battery life
- Annoying charging cradle
- Screen could be better
- Leather straps feel cheap
- Occasional lag
With the features and the performance of ASUS ZenWatch 2 has to offer coupled with a very good price this is definitely the perfect smartwatch for people who are looking to buy their first smartwatch.
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With ZenWatch 2's strong build, relatively low price and elongated battery life it will be perfect for people who are looking to buy their first smartwatch.