If you’ve been patiently waiting for Asus to take the curtains off its first smart watch the company has been teasing, then wait no more as Asus unveils the Asus ZenWatch at the on-going IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The ZenWatch is an Android Wear-powered device that features a 1.63” 320 x 320 AMOLED touch display.
The body of the ZenWatch consists of a curved stainless steel case surrounded by a rose gold band inset, while the top is covered by a piece of 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 2. It uses a genuine stitched leather strap with a quick-release claps but the band can be changed to any 22mm band you like.
As for the specs, the ZenWatch is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Other specs include a 1.4Wh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, microphone, bio sensor, and IP55 rating so you don’t need to remove the watch when you take a shower. As for the software, Asus has included some of its ZenUI elements into the watch such as the elegant design and apps. Some of the pre-loaded functions include “Watch Unlock” that unlocks the watch by touching the watch face, “Tap Tap”, a gesture-control feature that can load a pre-assigned function by double-tapping the face, “Cover to Mute”, “Find My Phone”, “Remote Camera” and more.
The Asus ZenWatch is expected to hit the stores sometime around Q4 2014 with a retail price of about USD$260 – that’s approximately RM830.