The original Asus ZenWatch is now selling for $149 at Amazon and Best Buy. During the Computex tech show, the Taiwanese tech giant announced the Asus ZenWatch 2 as a successor model for the older ZenWatch.
Now the ZenWatch is selling $50 off its original price on Amazon and Best Buy. GSM Arena says Asus may soon phase out the first-generation ZenWatch. With the discounted price, it is one of the prettiest Android Wear smartwatches that appears like a traditional wristwatch.
The Asus ZenWatch was announced in September 2014. It features a premium finish and tough straps of stitched leather. The ZenWatch runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and an amazing RAM of 512 MB coupled with an internal storage of 4GB. It also features Bluetooth 4.0 along with a 360-mAh Li-polymer battery.
Only recently did the smartwatch begin receiving an update to the Android Wear 5.1.1. But the Asus ZenWatch will not receive Wi-Fi support since it lacks a Wi-Fi radio. The watch also features a 1.63-inch AMOLED display that runs a screen resolution of 320 x 320 pixels at a pixel density of 278 ppi.
In addition to that, the Asus ZenWatch boasts an IP55 certification for water and dust resistance. It can take some splash, though not as much as swimming or other forms of aquatic activities, as they can overwhelm the water resistance.
The Asus ZenWatch 2 that was unveiled at Computex tech show comes in two size options, a 22mm straps model and an 18mm straps model. According to Engadget, the actual specs of the smartwatch are currently under wraps, but it is believed that the larger device is packed with a bigger battery.
The design of the successor model is similar to the first-generation Asus ZenWatch. The newer model comes with an AMOLED display that is fitted with Gorilla Glass 3 over it. It is a IP67 certified model that offers better dust and water resistance.