ASUS launches its 2nd-Gen Android Wear Smartwatch The ZenWatch 2
ASUS seems to be the first OEM to come up with its 2nd generation Android Wear device. Today at Computex 2015, they launched their new Android Wear smart watch the ASUS ZenWatch 2 at their Zensation event in Taipei. The device comes in two sizes a 49 x 41mm that takes 22mm watch bands for the gents, and a smaller one at 45 x 37mm which fits 18mm bands for the ladies.
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 adds a metal crown to its side which was not found in its predecessor. Another change is the charging dock. Now the ASUS Zen Watch 2 comes with a magnetic charger, that according to ASUS charges the smart watch much quicker. The watch body comes in three colors silver, gunmetal and rose gold. ASUS claims that the new ZenWatch 2 will have 18 strap options, including rubber, leather and metal. Not only that but they have also partnered with Swarovski for designer bands.
The smart watch runs on Google’s latest Android Wear 5.1.1 Lollipop software, which gives the watch quite a UI overhaul compared to ASUS’s first android wear smart watch. Built -n comes a “Wellness” app similar to Google Fit and a “Watch Face Land” app that is used to design your very own watch faces.
The price of the device is still not available yet, but ASUS has confirmed that the watches will be available in Q3 of this year.