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ASUS Launches More Stylish & Personalized ZenWatch 2 Smartwatch

Jul 28, 2015 | By Quincy Liang

Asustek Computer Inc. (ASUS brand) of Taiwan recently launched the ZenWatch 2, a stylish and personalized wearable device powered by Android Wear and produced in partnership with Google. The watch is part of the PC vendor's efforts to become a major player in the global smart-device market.

ASUS of Taiwan recently announced the ZenWatch 2, a stylish and personalized wearable device powered by Android Wear and produced in partnership with Google. (Photo from ASUS)ASUS of Taiwan recently announced the ZenWatch 2, a stylish and personalized wearable device powered by Android Wear and produced in partnership with Google. (Photo from ASUS)

ASUS said that the ZenWatch 2 is a precision watch that serves as a smart companion to Android smartphones, providing wearers with timely information at a glance and letting them get things done with a simple touch or voice command.

The ZenWatch 2 is designed to be a truly personal device that wearers can customize further to express their unique style. The watch is available in two sizes and a choice of three stainless-steel case colors, with 18 different strap material and color combinations, and instantly-changeable and watch faces that can be customized by users via the company's app.

Combining sophisticated sensors with all-day comfort, the ZenWatch 2 works together with the all-new Wellness smartphone app to serve as a personal activity and fitness manager. The app helps users balance their lives and achieve personal fitness goals.

Complementing its physical design, ASUS said, ZenWatch 2 comes with instantly-changeable software watch faces. The variety of available designs lets users easily customize their watch to fit any style, mood, or occasion, such as using a traditional, elegant watch face for work or a night out, or changing to a more playful design for use during leisure time. Wearers can even create their own custom watch faces in the new Watch Face Land app for a truly personal and unique ZenWatch 2 experience.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 is powered by the latest version of Android Wear and serves as a smart companion for Android phones by extending functionality and providing wearers with a convenient window to view incoming calls, messages, notifications, and other important information, without having to remove their phone from their pocket or bag. ASUS ZenWatch introduced many exclusive features including deep ASUS ZenUI integration, FoneHelper, activity and fitness tracking, and Remote Camera. ASUS ZenWatch 2 improves upon every aspect of the original ZenWatch experience and offers completely new functionality that takes the wearable experience to the next level.

The Enhanced Remote Camera lets wearers display their smartphone's camera viewfinder remotely right on their wrist. This frees them to take photos from creative angles where the viewfinder would be difficult to see, such as when holding the phone overhead at a concert or other crowded event. Remote Camera is also useful for group photos, allowing photographers to compose the photo, release the shutter, and check the final result while being included in the shot. Remote Camera has been improved for ZenWatch 2, offering faster performance, more range, the ability to switch between the phone's front and rear cameras, and zoom capability.

ASUS said that the watch is comfortable enough to wear all day and comes with sophisticated sensors. In addition to its compatibility with the Wellness smartphone app, the ZenWatch 2 offers full-featured activity tracking for activities such as running and cycling.

The next-generation Wellness app lets ZenWatch 2 wearers view all of their activity information in one place. It displays progress towards goals as well as activity summaries with attractive graphs that are easy to interpret and analyze, and can be used to set future fitness goals.


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