Asus VivoWatch offers 10 days of battery life, plus fitness-oriented features
posted by Florin T. / Apr 13, 2015, 12:28 PM
Asus didn't reveal too many details about the VivoWatch, but it did say that it's a fitness-centric device that can offer 10 days of battery life. Other confirmed features include a stainless steel frame, heart rate monitor, and a suite of health-oriented apps. The screen of the VivoWatch seems to be a black and white one, while below it we can see a colored LED notification light.
The Asus VivoWatch is dust- and water- resistant (IP67 certified), and does not run Android Wear. Most probably, the VivoWatch is the non-Android Wear Asus smartwatch that we told you about back in February. That being said, Asus didn't provide more info on the software platform that the VivoWatch is based on.
At the moment, the price of the VivoWatch is not known. However, the device should cost less than the ZenWatch, which can be bought for as low as $199. We'll let you know more about the Asus VivoWatch as soon as new details are available.
via: Engadget, HDblog.it
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Will it actually reach those numbers? Let's see, that's a bold claim!
posted on Apr 13, 2015, 12:32 PM 2
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You can if you use a really low powered MCU instead of a CPU. Because MCU's have there own ram and storage on the chip. Not to mention most of them nowadays only sip power. Naturally MCU's cannot run a powerful OS like a CPU with a lot of ram. Its the displays that really eat energy, especially if they are on all the time. Also it would have to be a color e-ink display. If its not using an e-ink display, then there is no way in hell that this watch can get 10 days.
posted on Apr 13, 2015, 1:02 PM 3
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What does the Marvel Cinematic Universe have to do with CPUs On a serious note Some newer Samsung CPUs like the Exynos 5430, 5433, 7420 and Apple's S1 also have their ram and storage into in as well But of course they aren't as low power as MCUs
posted on Apr 13, 2015, 4:56 PM 1
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MCU here stands for micro controller unit.... ANYWAY, yeah MCUs would be a good thing for smartwatch, but..... would that make it a more of a digital watch than a smart watch? or maybe a feature watch as to a feature phone, lol
posted on Apr 14, 2015, 3:50 AM 0
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I'd imagine it uses an e-ink display like the Pebble's do, and if it runs a much lighter OS than Android Wear, those numbers are doable. From what they're saying, it doesn't appear to be a smartwatch in the generic sense, but more like a connected fitness watch. They mention nothing about notifications or weather, they simply mention a heart rate monitor and a suite of health apps. This is more for someone who doesn't see the point of a smartwatch being an extension of your phone, but wants the health aspect of a fitness band with the ability to display time. It'll most likely be competing with something like the MS Band rather than a Moto 360, LG G watch, or the Apple watch.
posted on Apr 13, 2015, 3:58 PM 1
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Smartwatch - depends on which features it has. I have a Polar "fitness centric watch" and it does the pulse function in an outstanding way. I change battery once every few years. LCD screen. For pulse and heart beat I don't want some approximate function it has to be exact. It's a scientific tool and has been used for scientific purposes in research. For a smartwatch I want style, and multifunction, changeable watch faces, color. I don't care if I have to charge it every other day. It's a nuisance, no worse. So the Vivowatch will not be for me, I gather.
posted on Apr 13, 2015, 12:57 PM 1
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The smartwatch it self doesn't have too much things to offer there need to be a revolutionary improvements in them so no smartwatchs are just not good enough yet. But i fitness watch is really use full cause its not so comfortable to have your phone around when exercising.
posted on Apr 13, 2015, 1:05 PM 0
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