Asus ZenWatch

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Asus ZenWatch
Also known as WI500Q
Developer Asus
Type Smartwatch
Release date 9 November 2014; 4 years ago (2014-11-09)
Discontinued yes
Operating system Original: Android 4.4W.2
Current: Android Wear 5.1.1
System-on-chip used Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Memory 512 MB
Storage GB
Display 1.63 in (41 mm) Super AMOLED 320x320 pixels, 278 ppi
Connectivity Bluetooth LE
Power 369mAh
Online services Google Play, Google Now
Dimensions 51 x 39.9 x 7.9 mm (LxWxH)
Weight 75 g (2.6 oz)
Successor Asus ZenWatch 2
Website ASUS ZenWatch

The Asus ZenWatch is an Android Wear-based smartwatch announced on September 3, 2014 at IFA and released by Asus on November 9, 2014. It uses Android Wear, a modified version of Android designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearables.[1] It is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher that support Bluetooth LE.

Hardware

The ZenWatch has IP55 certification for resistance to water jets. It has a user-replaceable buckle-based strap. The watch has a small power key but an always-on display.

Software

The ZenWatch runs Android Wear, which features a notification system based on Google Now technology that enables it to receive spoken commands from the user.[2]

Reception

The Verge praised the design, bright display and the comfort on the wrist, but did not like the inaccurate pedometer, short battery life and that Android Wear's interface still needs work.[3]

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