Asus ZenWatch 2 now available at Google Play and Best Buy

Asus ZenWatch 2 now available at Google Play and Best Buy
Announced in early September as Asus' second Android Wear device, the ZenWatch 2 was recently released in the US, and can be bought from Google Play for $149. Best Buy is also offering the ZenWatch 2, saying that it can ship it starting October 9, and asking only $129.99 for a particular model (with silver casing and taupe strap).

The ZenWatch 2 comes in two sizes: one with a 1.65-inch AMOLED display (320 x 320 pixels) and a 22mm wrist band, and a smaller one with a 1.45-inch AMOLED screen (280 x 280 pixels) and a 18mm wrist band. The larger model includes a 400 mAh battery, while the smaller one has a 300 mAh battery. Other than that, their features are similar: Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, 4 GB of internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. Both the 1.45-inch and the 1.65-inch ZenWatch 2 models are dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified). You can take a closer look at the new smartwatch by checking out our hands-on (video included).

What do you think about the Asus ZenWatch 2? Are you willing to pay $149 for it?


sources: Google Play, Best Buy

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15 Comments

17. matistight

Posts: 1066; Member since: May 13, 2009

Seems like the same as the first one, just quad core instead of single core. Annoying how these subtly change.

14. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

I don't get Smart watches, what would you want it for? What can it do? Can you talk into it like an old scifi movie.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You want it as a watch. You can get a Quartz, kinetic, eco drive, automatic, or smart.....

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Nice price. Square screens are so much better for reading, no idea why people are so ashamed of using them when EVERYONE has a smartphone in this day and age.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks nicer than the Apple watch but that's not saying much. Lol

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Are you sure this is the Zenwatch 2 and not the Zenwatch 32 from the future? 512GB sounds insane!

8. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Damn, this watch has more RAM than my PC, Laptop and phone combined.

6. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

is this the first consumer device with 512 gb of ram?

5. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

so half a gb of ram for the watch's normal operations, and the other 511.5 gb of ram for future advancement in technology? or did you mean mb?

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think he meant to say 512 MB of RAM. If it had 512 GB of RAM, then you would be paying a hell of a lot more than $149. Still nice to dream about it though. ;-)

10. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Whoaps. It's MB, of course. Corrected, thanks!

15. warrenellis93

Posts: 566; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Now i need to delete my sarcastic comments

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is probably going to be my first smartwatch.

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Good price, but i need a heart rate monitor.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would buy one today if they sold it in Canada.

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