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ASUS ZenWatch 2 officially launched at IFA ahead of October roll out, price starts at 149 Euros

ASUS ZenWatch 2 was announced at Computex 2015 earlier this year and once again has been unveiled and officially launched at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The company disclosed that it comes in two different sizes, like the new Moto 360 and we also got to know its pricing and availability.

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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.

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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.

Both the models are available in Silver, Gunmetal and Rose-Gold body color variants and the rubber straps come in Orange, Blue, Red and Taupe colors. Whereas the leather straps come in khaki, Gray, Brown, Blue and Orange colors. The ASUS ZenWatch 2 49 mm variant starts at €169 (US $188 / INR Rs 12,550 approximately) while the 45 mm variant starts at €149 (US $166 / INR Rs 11,100 approximately). They will go on sale in October.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen and Huawei Watch were also announced at IFA 2015.

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