ASUS announces Android Wear powered ZenWatch at IFA 2014


ASUS has officially announced its first wearable device – the ZenWatch. The gadget is powered by Android Wear and comes with a version of the company’s ZenUI user interface, which is said to be designed exclusively for the ZenWatch.

The ZenWatch pairs with all the smartphones running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or other higher versions of Android and provides useful information for you on your wrist. ASUS has used a 2.5D curved glass to increase the usability with a smooth and responsive touch experience. The watch sports a soft genuine stitched leather strap with quick release clasp.


The customized ZenUI allows you to select from changeable watch faces to match your style. The latest wearable from ASUS brings features like Watch Unlock, Tap Tap, Remote Camera, Cover to Mute, Find My Phone and Presentation Control. It also comes with exclusive ZenUI apps such as what’s next and Do it later.

Asus ZenWatch is accompanied by a 9-axis sensor, which will help you monitor and track a range of wellness statistics including steps taken, calories burned, activity duration, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation level.

The ASUS ZenWatch will carry a price tag of €199 (about INR 16,000). Unfortunately, there is no word on the availability of the wearable as they are said to vary from region to region.

Author: Sunil Jamboor Nagesh

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