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ASUS ZenWatch 2 launched in India, price starts at Rs 11999

ASUS ZenWatch 2 has been officially launched in India today. It is the latest product from ASUS that was announced at IFA 2015 in Berlin and went on sale in USA via Google Store in October. It is the first smartwatch from the brand in India as Peter Chang had said, “ASUS ZenWatch is not coming to India anytime soon” back in April and did not launch the original ZenWatch in the country.

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ASUS ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q) Specifications

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 features a 1.63-inch (320 x 320 pixels) AMOLED display, that is made up of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch’s casing is 49 mm in diameter. The watch is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It comes with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage that is not expandable. It runs on Android Wear OS that is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. It comes with a 22 mm strap (rubber, leather and metal). It is also IP67 certified that makes it water-resistant. It packs in a 400 mAh battery under the hood that can be charged via a magnetic charger cable. The battery supports fast charging and according to ASUS, it can charge up to 50 percent in just 36 minutes.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (WI502Q) Specifications

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 features a 1.45-inch (280 x 280 pixels) AMOLED display, that is made up of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch’s casing is 45 mm in diameter. The watch is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It comes with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage that is not expandable. It runs on Android Wear OS that is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. It comes with a 18 mm strap (rubber, leather and metal). It is also IP67 certified that makes it water-resistant. It packs in a 300 mAh battery under the hood that can be charged via a magnetic charger cable. The battery supports fast charging and according to ASUS, it can charge up to 50 percent in just 36 minutes.

ASUS is introducing Business Helper in the ZenWatch 2, which is basically a suite of features to assist the users with common business-related tasks that includes – viewing their call logs, agendas, managing email. It also comes with FoneHelper that includes – Quick Settings, Cover to Mute, Forget Phone Warning and Unlock my Phone. Now, Android smartwatches also work with iPhones and thus new ZenWatch 2s will work as well.

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In India, the ASUS ZenWatch 2 is available in many variants exclusively from Flipkart. The company has said that the smartwatches will also be sold at the ASUS Exclusive Stores later. Pricing starts at Rs 11,999.

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 ZenWatch 2 furthers our vision of providing high-end products at affordable price points.”

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