2015 was a lot of things, but wasn’t exactly a great year for Android wear. Asus ZenWatch played its part making a case for Google’s smartwatch software in global markets and is now available for purchase in India starting from 11,999 INR, which is lesser than other tier one branded smartwatches.
The Asus Zenwatch comes in two different sizes with 1.63 Inch (320×320 pixels) 278ppi AMOLED display (WI501Q), and 1.45″ (280×280 pixels) 273ppi AMOLED display. Both variants have 2.5D Gorilla Glass protection on top and are powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB storage.
The watch is IP67 dust and water resistant certified, which means you don’t have to worry about rain, spillage or splashes. Other features include Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi b/g, Single mic, 6 axis gyroscope and 300/ 400 mAh battery.
Talking of features, you can use Zenwatch 2 as your smartphone camera shutter, to mute incoming calls, access business agendas, mails, and call logs or toggle phone settings. Other standard Android wear features are also on the table.
Commenting on the launch, 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. Combining luxury in a slim form-factor, the ZanWatch 2 furthers our vision of providing high-end products at affordable price points.”
Asus ZenWatch 2 1.63-inch Silver Case with Brown Rubber Strap is selling for Rs. 11,999. The 1.45-inch variant with Silver Case with Grey Leather Strap is available for Rs. 14,999. The Asus ZenWatch 2 1.63-inch Gunmetal Case with Navy Blue Leather Strap will be selling for Rs. 14,999
|Model||Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q)/ (WI502Q)|
|Display||1.63″ (320×320 pixels) 278ppi/ 1.45″ (280×280 pixels) 273ppi|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400|
|Dimensions||49.6 x 40.7 x 9.4 ~ 10.9 mm; 45.2 x 37.2 x 10.4 ~ 11.8 mm|
|Price||11,999 INR/ 14,999 INR|