Taking care of the choice of the customers, the Asus smartwatch model ZenWatch 2 focuses on price and personalization. The Asus android wear is now available in two sizes and three colors such as silver, gun metal and rose gold. It made an attractive entry to the smartwatch market with its unique design and low price. This Asus ZenWatch 2 review aims to cover everything like design, feature performance of the watch for benefit of the prospective buyers.
Asus ZenWatch 2 review of design and build
Asus ZenWatch has a rounded square shape like its predecessor. The large version of the watch has a dimension of 49.6mm x 40.7mm with 10.9mm thickness and the dimension of the smaller version is 45.2mm x 37.2mm with 11.8mm thick body. The weights of the larger and smaller versions are 70gms and 60gms respectively and it seems that they are targeting the ladies with the smaller version of the watch. Being light and sleek Asus ZenWatch 2 is very comfortable to wear and it is also aesthetically pleasing. Made of steel it comes in three distinct shades; silver, gun metal, and a stunning rose gold. Two different options are also available for choosing straps between 18mm and 22mm width. The watch is provided with a large bezel and there is a wide black border surrounding the screen.
Asus ZenWatch 2 review of display system
The Zenwatch 2 uses the AMOLED screen technology like its earlier version and as regards the screen it provides what one usually wants to have from a smartwatch screen display. The larger model has 1.63 inches screen with 320 x 320 resolutions and 278 ppi and the smaller model has 1.45 inches screen with 280 x 280 resolutions and 273 pp both delivering crisp and clear images, icons and texts. The screen is also suitably large for comfortable swipe actions and the display is also readable in broad day light without any problem.
Asus ZenWatch 2 review of features
The watch runs on an improved version of Google’s Android Wear OS and has a 6-axis sensor along with a gyroscope and accelerometer. It can be connected with WiFi thus allowing updates and notifications even when the watch is not paired with your phone. The smartwatch includes Google Fit besides Asus wellness apps for keeping the wearer updated on steps taken, calories burnt and distances covered. It is also IP67 rated meaning dust and water resistant.
Asus ZenWatch 2 review of performance
The Asus ZenWatch 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz CPU processor. It further has 512MB of RAM and 4GB eMMC flash storage. Although, it is provided with microphone and voice control system it allows easy swiping through the various menus and commands. Using the pull-down menu one can easily quick settings and apps can also be accessed without any hassle. Being compatible with iPhone, the watch can be used pairing with Apple device.
Asus ZenWatch 2 battery
The large version is provided with a 400mAh Battery and the smaller one has 300mAh battery. The batteries can also be charged easily with the magnetic cable provided and charging time has dramatically reduced from the earlier version.
The pros and cons
- Cost effective
- Highly customizable
- Available in different sizes and color options
- Compatible with iPhone
- Hefty bezel
- Battery needs improvement
In case you are not looking for a great fitness tracker, the Asus ZenWatch 2 can deliver you satisfactory user experience at a low price.