The Asus ZenWatch 2 has joined a small but a popular and ever growing list of Android Wear smartwatches now available on the Google Store. Both the 45mm and 49mm alternatives are available with rubber and leather straps. The cost for the watches begins at $149.99.
The ZenWatch 2 is much similar to its predecessor in appearance; however it is an improved version of the watch in all the factors. The device has an AMOLED screen and bigger 400mAh battery with fast charging and to 66 hours of use in between of the charges, 512MB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi availability, Snapdragon 400 chipset and 4GB of inner memory.
The ZenWatch 2 is not much of a looker, but it is still good to look at with somewhat refreshing design and appearance, It uses the ubiquitous Snapdragon 400 chipset with 4GB of storage and half a gig of RAM. While the design doesn’t include extras like a heart rate monitor or speaker, it can be forgiven a somewhat Spartan spec list due to its low price.
You also get a choice of two sizes and colors: the larger watch with a bronze-colored body and a blue band is 49.6 x 40.7mm, while the smaller model with a steel body and white band is 45.2 x 37.2mm. That’s quite large compared to standard wristwatches, but pretty standard for Wear at the moment.
The bigger model gets a 320×320 AMOLED screen and a 400mAh battery, while the smaller one uses a 280×280 screen and a 300mAh battery. Both models have Gorilla Glass and an IP67 water resistance rating. Strangely both sizes have the same price, despite earlier indications that the smaller model would be cheaper.
As mentioned above, The ZenWatch 2 is also IP67-rated for dust-and water-resistance like a number of its opponents. The Google Store is offering the 45mm version with a rubber strap in Light Aqua, and the 49mm choice with a leather strap in Navy Blue.
Beginning at $149.99, the ZenWatch 2 is more reasonable than other Android Wear choices, yet offers the greater part of the same features but most important of all the other features is that it is very cheap.
In case you are searching for a moderate gateway into the smartwatch world, then, ZenWatch 2 is a great option.