The ASUS ZenWatch which was announced at IFA 2014 has received a price cut. It is now available for US $129.99.
The ASUS ZenWatch is now selling via the Google Play Store which comes with free shipping in USA. It is now priced at just US $129.99 and is quite good considering it recently got updated to Android Wear 5.1.1. However, it does not have WiFi support. Lets check out the specifications.
ASUS ZenWatch Specifications
The ZenWatch has a 1.63-inch AMOLED touch display which has 320 x 320 resolution. The body has a curved stainless-steel case surrounded by a rose-gold-coloured band inset. The top of the watch is dominated a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3. The watch comes with leather strap with a quick-release clasp out of the box, but one can swap it with their own 22 mm band to suit the mood.
The ZenWatch runs on 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC which is also used in Samsung Gear Live as well as the LG G Watch and the circular G Watch R. It comes with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. A 1.4 Wh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, a microphone and a bio sensor which can monitor your heart rate plus activity. It also comes with IP55 rating which makes it water-resistant.
ASUS has also added ZenUI elements on the smartwatch. These include “Watch Unlock” which lets your unlock your phone or tablet by simply touching the ZenWatch’s watch face, “Tap Tap” lets you toggle a pre-assigned function by double-tapping the watch, plus the self-explanatory “Cover to Mute,” “Find My Phone,” “Remote Camera” and “Presentation Control.”