Asus ZenWatch 2 announced at Computex; OLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Snapdragon chip


Monday in Taipei saw Asus introduce the Android Wear powered ZenWatch 2 at Computex. The company is offering its new timepiece in two sizes. The large model weighs in with a 41mm face and a 22mm band, and is the exact same size as last year's Asus ZenWatch. But in order to please those who complained about the size of the OG model, Asus is now offering a smaller version that features a 37mm face with an 18mm band. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced. 

Both watches feature an OLED display that is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. An unnamed Qualcomm SoC is powering the device. There is speculation that the same Snapdragon 400 chip that powered last year's model has been given the task again this year. Last year's watch had an IP55 certification for protection from dust and water. This has been bumped to IP67 with the ZenWatch 2. This allows the watch to sit in as much as 3.28 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes and emerge unscathed.

Besides a new magnetic charging system, the Asus ZenWatch 2 also has a crown that offers some functionality for users, although Asus has not yet made it clear what the functions are. Potential buyers will be happy to hear that the battery life of the ZenWatch 2 is said to be improved over last year's model. The watch will be offered in silver, gunmetal and rose gold with rubber, leather and metal straps available. One luxury model will feature a band made with Swarovski crystals.

source: AndroidAuthority

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9 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Please remove those bezels for God sake ;( Design is great but those bezels are just to much

6. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Agreed, too much bezels, not because it is too big (need to put too much stuff there) but because the screen is too small.

2. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Looks pretty gross. If the bezel on the round watches can be so small, why can't the square faces?

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Exactly. I was very disappointed with their first release and they did the same with the second one as well :(

5. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Guys, how can you fit a square display in a radiused square watch shape without bezels? Or do you want to have a super sharp 90 degree angle watch to fit the screen inside without bezels? The round watches enclose round screens in round shapes, hence no bezels. And this is their big advantage. With square watches you'll always have some bezel to accommodate the radiuses around. With round watches no bezel is needed.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Bezel city

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The men designed more towards men looks okay. The female version is ugly as sinn. However, both still look much better than the Apple watch. Amazing how badly Apple screwed up the design.

8. nZk01

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

Those bezel really ugly. Even apple watch is better than this.

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

HTC of smartwatches..

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