Asus CEO: no Asus ZenWatch 2 this year, but two variants are being prepared for 2016

Asus CEO: no Asus ZenWatch 2 this year, but two variants are being prepared for 2016
Jerry Shen, CEO at Asus, was recently quoted by NDTV claiming that his company will not launch a successor to the original Asus ZenWatch this year, and that the new smartwatch won't reach the market until next year at an unspecified date. 

According to NDTV, Shen recently made the comments in New Delhi with the occasion of the Asus Zenfone 2 Indian launch event. Back in December 2014, the CEO was quoted by a Taiwanese newspaper claiming that the ZenWatch 2 will arrive in Q3 2015 with standalone voice calling capabilities, but it looks like the company had a change of heart.

From the looks of it, Asus will not abide by the usual 12-month production cycle with the ZenWatch series, as Shen is quoted claiming that the first model was launched to test market reception. Based on Shen's comments, it looks like Asus engineers are currently focusing on on improving the performance and extending the battery life of the smartwatch. Shen has also confirmed previous rumors according to which Asus is working on its own wearable operating system.

The interesting part comes as the Asus CEO is also quoted stating that the second-generation ZenWatch will come in two different versions, one for men, and one for women. At the moment, it's unknown if the CEO was referring to a couple of distinct designs, or just different sizes.


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8 Comments

1. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

i kinda like this watch

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They never sold this watch in Canada. They only sold it in a few countries so far.

3. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I love my Zenwatch.

4. wesley.

Posts: 209; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Where is the new Transformer Pad Mr Shen?

5. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Proud owner of this watch. Too bad, everyone only knows the iWatch exist in this world

6. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I'm asked everyday if my Zenwatch is an apple watch.

8. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Same here. Before the Applle Watch came out, people would notice that it's "one of those" smartwatch. After the announcement...you know what it isssssssss

7. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

They do look similar so I'm not surprised. Although, on Google+ a member said that people have walked up to him and asked where he got a circular Apple watch (he has a Moto 360) lol.

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