The Asus smwartwatch has been a hot topic on The Tech Globe over the last few month. The ZenWatch has now been officially released during the IFA 2014 Electronics show in Berlin.
The 1.6″ smartwatch comes in a stainless steel housing and with a leather armband. The design is high-end and even though it has a square display it doesn’t look as boxy as the Samsung Gear Live.
The Asus ZenWatch runs on Android Wear, the display has a resolution of 320 x 320 and the device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor. Measuring only 7.9mm, the ZenWatch is the thinnest smartwatch so far. Did Asus sacrifice on the IP certification in order to achieve this? Unlike all competing smartwatches which are IP67 certified, Asus only has IP55 which means the ZenWatch is protected to some extend rain and dust, IP67 certified devices are completely dust and water resistant, they can be completely immersed under water for 30 minutes. If you want to read more about IP certifications, you can do that here.
Asus also pointed out a number of features of the ZenWatch when paired with an Asus smartphone: you can open certain apps, mute or search for the smartphone. We already pointed it out in a previous article, given the fact that Asus has a much weaker ecosystem compared to Samsung and LG, these features will only be useful for real Asus fans, the ZenWatch will be bought by consumers that prefer the design over that of other smartwatches.
Here are the official images of the ZenWatch, a beautiful smartwatch in our opinion.
|Asus ZenWatch||LG G Watch R||LG G Watch||Samsung Gear S||Samsung Gear Live|
|OS||Android Wear||Android Wear||Android Wear||Tizen||Android Wear|
|320 x 320 AMOLED||320 X 320||280 x 280||360 × 480, Super AMOLED||320 x 320, Super AMOLED|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|Battery||369 mAh||410 mAh||400 mAh||300 mAh||300 mAh|
|Size||39.8 × 50.6 × 7.9 mm||NA||37.9 × 46.5 × 9.95 mm||39.8 × 58.3 × 12.5 mm||37.9 × 56.4 × 8.9 mm|