Next Asus ZenWatch may feature one-week battery life

Next Asus ZenWatch may feature one-week battery life
Asus' first smartwatch - the ZenWatch - was launched in late 2014, being hailed as one of the best-looking Android Wear devices to date. However, besides the fresh look, the ZenWatch offers a set of pretty standard features, so it doesn't differentiate itself enough from the pack. But the second generation ZenWatch might.

According to Focus Taiwan, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih recently talked about the ZenWatch, mentioning that the next model should come with simplified "central processing unit and operating system" in order to allow a usage time of up to one week on a single charge.

Right now, smartwatches typically provide a usage time of up to 2 days on one charge. Thus, the new Asus ZenWatch might really push things forward in this regard. Another novely (at least for Asus) that the upcoming smartwatch could bring is the ability to make calls without the help of a smartphone - just like Samsung's Gear S.

If you're excited about the possibility of having a smartwatch with really long battery life, you should know that Asus doesn't plan to release its new ZenWatch before the third quarter of the year. The current ZenWatch model (seen above) is sold for $199, and we expect the new one to be priced similarly. Reportedly, Asus is also getting ready to launch two wristbands at lower price points. We have a feeling that there will be many, many other new wearables and smartwatches introduced throughout the year, and we're looking forward to seeing them all.

source: Focus Taiwan

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15 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2941; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Cant wait for that moment wherein you look like a Power Ranger taking calls from the wrist.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Others Perspective. On the inside you might feel like a power ranger, But on the outside you'll appear like Barney the dinosaur. Idk.

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Nah, you'll just look like a schizo talking to your watch, lol.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 6592; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope their second Smartwatch will still be powered by Android Wear as well.

10. Settings

Posts: 2941; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Well people in the past are awkward too when taking calls with some slab attached to their face. Its just take some time for it to become a norm? Idk, another perspective?

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I didn't mean you in particular, people would generally look like a big purple freak pin wheeling on one foot while trying to look cool talking to their wrists. I do agree, at first its all awkward.

2. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

pebble can do that already

3. Busyboy

Posts: 730; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Can't compare an e-paper display which is smaller than this full color LCD with much more features

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah I was thinking that's quite the advatge while I was reading a SMS in the shower on my Pebble this morning too. But yes you're correct, different leaque.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Advantage*

14. sgodsell

Posts: 6592; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The pebble is like running with a 120mhz STM32F2 MCU (cortex-M2) with 128kb of ram, and up to 8mb of storage (for steel and newer pebbles), a monochrome 168x144 non touch e-ink display, no microphone or speaker, no heart rate monitor, no gyroscope. The pebble can hold up to 8 user apps and watch faces. The current Asus Zen watch is running a 1.2ghz CPU with 512mb of ram, 4gb of storage, 9-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate monitor, microphone for voice input and commands, a 320x320 touch screen AMOLED color display (16 million colors). With Asus Zen or any Android Wear device you can install music and play to any Bluetooth speakers or headset. Something only the pebble can only dream about. Android Wear can connect to Bluetooth devices like cars or locks directly without the need to carry your smartphone or tablet. You can have any number of apps that can fill up your 4gb of storage. All Android Wear or Tizen watches have 4096 times more ram then any pebble, and 512 times more storage. Your completely right the Pebble and any Android Wear are a league apart. Advantage Android Wear.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Mine lasts a week, cost under a 100 and I carry a phone an tablet already for true communications. Also won't crap a brick if I forget it on destroy it working. League apart an differing classes. Not sure why the verbosity for that but Ok, you like the Asus. You win, checkmate.

8. farniz7

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is not available in UAE. How can I buy it (existing version) from UAE?

9. jian9007

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

You can get it from Expansys.ae. I'd post the link for you but I don't have enough posts yet. It's 949.99AED (about $258 USD). Just go to expansys.ae and search for Zenwatch and you'll see it.

11. NihonDaisuki unregistered

Eisusu of smart watch and will not necessarily be what seat absolute credit. I do not know whether because nausea is incorporated into.

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