Asus ZenWatch

Asus ZenWatch
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Also known asWI500Q
DeveloperAsus
TypeSmartwatch
Release date9 November 2014; 5 years ago (2014-11-09)
Discontinuedyes
Operating systemOriginal: Android 4.4W.2
Current: Android Wear 6.0.1
System-on-chip usedQualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz
Memory512 MB
StorageGB
Display1.63 in (41 mm) Super AMOLED 320x320 pixels, 278 ppi
ConnectivityBluetooth LE
Power369mAh
Online servicesGoogle Play, Google Now
Dimensions51 x 39.9 x 7.9 mm (LxWxH)
Mass75 g (2.6 oz)
SuccessorAsus ZenWatch 2
WebsiteASUS ZenWatch

The Asus ZenWatch is an Android Wear-based smartwatch announced on September 3, 2014 at IFA and released by Asus on November 9, 2014. It uses Android Wear, a modified version of Android designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearables.[1] ASUS also provides a custom app manager for this watch called the ZenWatch manager.

For health tracking, you can use the ASUS ZenFit app as well as other health apps including Google Fit. It is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher that support Bluetooth LE. Android Wear features a notification system based on Google Now technology that enables it to receive spoken commands from the user.[2]

The ZenWatch has IP55 certification for resistance to water jets. It has a user-replaceable buckle-based strap. The watch has a small power key but an always-on display.

The original ZenWatch was succeeded by the ZenWatch 2; both are square-shaped. On November 11, 2016, ASUS released the ZenWatch 3 that has a round face. One feature that distinguishes the ZenWatch 3 from many smartwatches is that you can charge it to 60% charge in only 15 minutes.

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The Verge praised the design, bright display and the comfort on the wrist, but disliked the inaccurate pedometer and short battery life, and said Android Wear's interface still needs work.[3]

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