About ZenWatch 2
ASUS has launched the ZenWatch 2 in India and will be available in two sizes: 1.62 inch and 1.45 inch for price of Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 11,999 respectively.
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 ZanWatch 2 furthers our vision of providing high-end products at affordable price points.”
The ZenWatch 2 comes in a stainless-steel case with a curved watch crystal and a crown button. It comes in two screen sizes: 1.63 inch (WI502Q) and 1.45-inch (WI501Q). The WI502Q smartwatch comes with 320 x 320 pixels screen resolution while WI501Q has 280 x 280 pixels screen resolutions. They have Amoled display technology and 2.5 curved Corning 3 for display protection.
Smaller ZenWatch 2 has 300mAh battery and the larger one features 400mAh battery. These smartwatch comes with an enhanced battery that provides up to two days of usage and three days of stand-by time. Also, it includes an all-new magnetic pogo-clip that let you enjoy effortless charging.
The larger variant sports a 22mm strap and 49mm stainless steel case and the smaller one comes with an 18mm strap and 45mm stainless steel case. The smartwatch comes with 4GB of internal NAND storage and 512MB of LPDDR2 RAM. It features IP67 rating for water resistance and comes with built-in microphone, pedometer etc. It uses Bluetooth 4.1 for connectivity and has a six-axis sensor for activity and motion tracking.
Pricing and Availability
ZenWatch 2 is the cheapest to go on sale in India as Samsung Gear Live and even the original LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were priced much higher. The cheapest one has a silver case with rubber band and is priced at $180. On the other hand, the leather belt models come in silver or gunmetal gray and are priced at $225.
Asus ZenWatch 2 is available exclusively on Flipkart as of now and will be sold at ASUS exclusive stores at a later date. It will be available in different colors and strap materials and color combinations. Buyers can also personalize their watches by choosing from more than 50 watch faces or design their own.
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