At a pre-IFA event earlier this year, Asus took the wraps off its first smartwatch called the ZenWatch. While the smartwatch has yet to come to our shores, the Taiwanese company is already believed to be working on the second-generation ZenWatch, FocusTaiwan reports. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and moreAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale last day: Best affordable student laptops available under Rs 30,000
At the launch of the ZenWatch in Taiwan, Asus CEO Jerry Shen announced that the company was already working on the second-generation ZenWatch. He further revealed that the forthcoming smartwatch will have voice calling capabilities, and will launch sometime in the third quarter next year. In addition to the smartwatch, the company will also be launching a range of fitness trackers as well. It would be interesting to see the smartwatch that Asus launches next year, and with voice calling capabilities it will compete against the likes of the Samsung Gear S. Also Read - Best gaming laptops under Rs 1,00,000 in India: MSI GP65 Leopard, Dell G5 and more
As mentioned above, Asus has yet to launch its first-generation ZenWatch in India. In a recent chat with an Indian publication, Asus Peter Chang revealed that the smartwatch will launch in India in the first quarter of next year, and will be priced below Rs 20,000. At this price point, it will be up against the likes of the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and the Motorola Moto 360 among others.
To recap on the specifications and features of the smartwatch, the ZenWatch sports a 1.63-inch AMOLED display with 320 320 pixel resolution, and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 512MB RAM. Also included is 4GB internal storage, and as far as connectivity is concerned, it supports Bluetooth 4.0.
The smartwatch is waterproof with IP55 rating and has a bio sensor which can measure your heart rate. On the software front, the smartwatch runs on Google s Android Wear and has a customized interface called Zen UI.