The Taiwanese company, Asus launched its first wearable – The ZenWatch WI500Q at IFA electronics show in Berlin. Asus describes the ZenWatch as Fine Watch Craftsmanship. It’s no surprise that this Android Wear-powered ZenWatch isn’t included in the set of circular watch faces. The square display measures 1.63 inches and has a resolution of 320 X 320 pixels that is much lower than we seen in some other wearable devices from other manufacturers. the square watch features a curved stainless-steel case enclosed by a rose-gold colored band inset, and the top shows a piece of 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3.
A tan leather strap connects a quick release clasp to its chunky and well polished body. In terms of specs, the Zenwatch is powered by the same 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC as other Android Wear devices like the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch.
The smartwatch sports many features, among them being a “tap tap” function to find your phone, a remote control of your smartphone’s camera, which lets you unlock your phone or tablet by simply touching the Zen watch’s face (there are more than 100 different watch faces to choose from, including a series of digital faces and those which mimic the hands of a mechanical watch).
The sleek-looking wearable has a set of high-quality internal components like 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 1.4WH battery, Bluetooth 4.0, a microphone and an integrated 9-axis bio sensor that can monitor various health metrics like heart rate and the number of steps clocked.
Asus hasn’t yet revealed the date as to when the smartwatch will be hitting shelves. The cost of the device in Europe will be 199 euros. We expect it to hit the shelves before Christmas.