Asus has officially unveiled ZenWatch, the company’s first smartwatch, two days before IFA 2014 starts in Berlin Germany. This wearable smartwatch will be available in the market at 199 Euros or $250, and is the first Android Wear smart watch featuring ASUS ZenUI, a customised interface developed for ZenWatch. It is compatible with phones that run on Android 4.3 Jelly bean or higher.
Reports also suggest that the wearable will be available later this October and the release will be limited to the U.S. and some other markets.
Talking of specifications, the ZenWatch follows the Samsung Gear Love, Lg G Watch and G Watch R; it is equipped with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC. It has 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 1.4Wh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 and a microphone. The ZenWatch comes with 3G connectivity and has 1.63-inch curved 320×320 AMOLED screen. It also comes with a bio sensor that monitors health.
The ZenWatch has got an IP55 rating, and can be used in water- while in shower or when it rains. Asus will supply a cradle for charging. This smartwatch has ZenUI Wellness app which is facilitated by sensors of the watch, monitors and tracks various health related facets
such as calories burned, duration of activity, heart rate, intensity of exercise, steps taken and level of relaxation. The users can set personal goals and also track their progress. There’s a group of customised application relating security and photography in this wearable.
The Asus Zen Watch is held by soft touch stitched leather strap and quick release clasp. Taking a clue from Samsung Gear S, the ZenWatch has a curved display giving a 2.5D effect. The smartwatch is packed with features like Watch Unlock, which unlocks any connected tablet or device with just a tap on the watch. It also has a feature called Tap Tap, a customisable quick access shortcut; Remote Camera which can come handy in taking selfies, you will have to connect the phone with the watch and once your group for selfie comes together you can just tap the watch.