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New Asus VivoWatch to be sold in watch, not gadget, stores

Posted by wicked April - 24 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

You would expect that smartwatches will be sold where smartphones are usually sold, since they are more of a gadget rather than an actual watch (although they do tell time). But Asus sees it diferently, at least when it comes to their brand new wearable, the VivoWatch. Instead of heading to your nearest gadget stores, you might want to step in to stores where they sell old-school watches as this is where you’ll find the newest smartwatch from Asus.

But where it will be sold is not the only thing unique about this smartwatch. It’s not running on Android Wear but instead it has its own operating system. It can be paired with iOS devices and selected Android smartphones as well, including;

* ASUS smartphones from the past two years
* Samsung Galaxy Note S4, S5 and Note 3, Galaxy Grand 2
* Huwaei Honor 6
* HTC One (M7)
* LG Optimus G Pro, LG G3
* Sony Xperia V, SP, Z3C, Z1
* Xiaomi Redmi Note

With its 128 x 128 pixel display with Corning Glass 3, 10 day battery life, a 3-axis accelerometer, UV sensor, and optical heart-rate sensor, this smartwatch is looking pretty good, if fitness tracking are the things you would majorly need for your device. Just like other wearables, you can pair it up with a smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. You will also be using the ASUS HiVivo app to set-up everything, including notification, features, watchfaces, etc.

The VivoWatch will be available in the British market for £119.99 VAT inclusive, so that’s around $180. However, there is no news yet if it will even hit the US market. But this May, it will be available at Goldsmith stores, Watches of Switzerland, and in the UK. Let’s see if this strategy of Asus will actually work.


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No WiFi support for some smartwatches from LG, Asus

Posted by wicked April - 23 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Apparently, not all Android Wear smartwatches are created equal. While those who own the Moto 360 and the Sony Smartwatch 3 are rejoicing that they will have WiFi support from the latest update from the wearable platform, some smartwatches like the LG G Watch, G Watch R, and the Asus Zenwatch will not be getting this additional connectivity from Android. There is still no word from Samsung on whether their devices have WiFi antennas.

When Google announced that they were giving WiFi support for smartwatches with Android Wear, it was welcome news for those suffering from gadget envy for the Apple Watch, since it was one of the things they were proud about. While you would still need to be connected to your paired smartphone for full usability of the device, having another connectivity option for updates and other features is definitely a bonus. Motorola and Sony immediately confirmed that their Android Wear devices, the Moto 360 and the Sony Smartwatch 3 respectively, will be able to utilize this WiFi support.

While their upcoming LG Watch Urbane will be able to have WiFi, LG confirmed that their current ones, the G Watch and the G Watch R will not. Asus says their ZenWatch will also not have WiFi. This may affect future sales of these devices, so they had better work on bringing WiFi antennas to their upcoming products, as this feature will probably be a consideration to those upgrading or buying a smartwatch for the first time.

Samsung has still not yet confirmed whether or not their Gear Live will be able to have WiFi but previous teardowns show that it does have antenna that will enable this feature. Google says the update to Android Wear will be rolling out in the next few weeks.

VIA: Phandroid

Asus ZenFone 2 coming to India, pre-orders kick off today

Posted by wicked April - 23 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off
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Asus’ latest low-cost flagship has now formally launched in India with pre-orders starting today, exclusively through Flipkart. As we have seen in other markets, Asus will sell multiple variants of the Zenfone 2 with differing specs, though all the models sold will be powered by Intel Atom chips.

Starting with the entry-level member of the family, the Zenfone 2 (ZE550M) comes in at 12,999 INR or about $129. This model has an Intel Atom Z3560 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD expansion, a 13MP rear cam, 5MP front cam, dual-SIM slots, a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 3,000 mAh battery, and Zen UI (based on Lollipop). Considering the pricing, this is actually a pretty impressive device — even if the relatively poor resolution, given the display size, will likely prove to be a deal breaker for some.

In addition to the ZE550M, there will also be three different configurations offered for the ZE551ML: a version featuring 16GB storage and an Intel Atom Z3560 CPU with 2GB RAM, a version featuring Intel Z3580 with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, and a version with an Intel Z3580, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. All three of these configurations have a 5.5-inch 1080p dislay, a 13MP rear cam, 5MP front cam, a 3,000 mAh battery, dual-SIM slots, LTE, and Zen UI (based on Lollipop). Pricing for these handsets are 14,999 INR ($236.76), 19,999 INR ($315.69) and 22,999 INR ($363.05) respectively.

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What do you think, anyone planning on picking up the Asus Zenfone 2? How does its features and pricing compare to other handsets available in your region? For those interested, be sure to chec out our full review.

ASUS shows off ZenFone 2’s camera technology in a video

Posted by wicked April - 22 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

First introduced at the International CES in Las Vegas in January, the ASUS ZenFone 2 has been intriguing us with its slim form, wide display, and a sub $300 price point. The smartphone has yet to arrive in the United States but it’s officially and readily available in Europe and Asia (Taiwan and Malaysia), complete with a slew of phone accessories. In a new video published on YouTube, ASUS showcased the beauty and power of the ASUS ZenFone 2.

So far, we know that the ZenFone 2 features the following: ultra-thin edges, ergonomic arc design with intuitive rear controls, a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 72% screen to body ratio, TruVivid technology with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and a 2.3 GHz 64-bit super quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor.

In this lengthy video, ASUS has featured the Android smartphone’s “marvelous” camera, narrating to us how the company’s Digital Image Technology team worked on it painstakingly for years. ASUS boasts that the phone’s incredible design makes it a winner–defining “modern luxury design at its finest”. Zooming in on the ZenFone 2′s camera, we learned that the ASUS PixelMaster Camera has the ability to capture real beauty, enabling the user to preserve memories and paint the world in vivid colors.

According to ASUS, that as part of research, design,and development, they analyzed technology and thousands of photos to identify and set algorithms that will guarantee the user will only see exactly what he gets. With the phone’s 5-piece camera module and its blue glass filter, more light is delivered to the unit through the F2.0 aperture and the high sensitivity sensors. Once image is captured, data is sent to the image signal processor and goes through about 20 stages of processing down to each pixel.

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The ZenFone 2 also features an adaptable dual flash function. This refers to the built-in Dual LED Real Tone Flash that comes a warm light and cool white LED for a more natural-looking skin tone especially during low light conditions both indoors or out. In extreme dark conditions, the high dynamic range function will take several photos simultaneously. And when polished by ASUS’ Pixel Enhancing Algorithm, the result is an image with the “truest view”. This technology is said to draw even the tiniest detail to life.

Other special camera features of the ASUS ZenFone 2 include the following:
• low light mode with 400% light sensitivity
• backlight with 4x the brightness and color contrast (Super HDR)
• innovative pixel imaging technology
• super resolution
• manual mode for a DSLR experience
• 85-degree wide angle front camera


ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4GB RAM tested for multitasking

Posted by wicked April - 21 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

ASUS has been leveraging on its partnership with chipmaker Intel for making its ZenFone line perform way better than any phone at that price point should. Last year ASUS surprised everybody with the ZenFone 5, competing against Motorola’s Moto G for affordability, but showing some definite class with a better camera and performance. Now we have the ASUS ZenFone 2, one of the first consumer smartphones to offer 4GB of RAM, being tested for what should be a smooth multitasking performance.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML is the top-of-the-line variant in this model, boasting of Intel’s quad-core 2.3GHz Atom Z3580 processor, a PowerVR G6430 graphics chip, and backstopped as we said by 4GB of RAM. At first glance, we would be slightly concerned if a quad-core processor would be able to handle graphics-intensive processes and games. But you be the judge, see the video below.

As you’ve seen, the user was jumping from one graphics-heavy game to another, with nary a lag or a stutter in the ZenFone 2’s performance. For any other midrange to upper midrange phone, running FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, NOVA, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Real Racing 3 altogether would be quite a feat. You can see that the 4GB of RAM does its job pretty well, supporting the Intel Atom processor.


Ladies and gents, that’s what 4GB of RAM can do to your phone. You can run pretty much anything, multitask to the depth of your multitasking heart’s delight, and the ZenFone 2 will not show even a hiccup in performance. Good job on this one, ASUS.

SOURCE: LBS Real World Review

4GB RAM Asus Zenfone 2 heading to India via FlipKart, release date set for April 23

Posted by wicked April - 21 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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The Asus Zenfone 2 is heading to India this month, a product page has appeared on the popular e-commerce retailer FlipKart. Importantly, it’s the top of the range model that will be going on sale, featuring a Full HD 1080p display, the faster Intel Atom Z3580 processor and 4GB of RAM.

The Zenfone 2 will arrive in India on April 23th, which is just a couple of days away, but a price has not been listed yet and you can’t place pre-orders. Instead, you can hand over your email in exchange for more details about the phone when it launches.

It’s not clear if FlipKart will have exclusivity over the handset in the country, or if other retailers will also stock the Zenfone 2. Asus has confirmed that they won’t be using a flash sale model, unlike some other lower cost manufacturers, so hopefully availability won’t be an issue.

Asus’ Zenfone 2 is already competitively priced in Europe and the same will apply in India. The company is looking to capitalize on the growth in the country’s lower cost, high specification smartphone market, which is already home to brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Meizu.

If you’re curious about just what 4GB can actually do in a phone, check out this video of the Zenfone 2 being put through its multitasking paces. Don’t forget to delve into our hands on review if you’re still undecided about Asus’ latest smartphone.

Video: here’s what 4GB of RAM can do for your multitasking

Posted by wicked April - 20 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

The Asus Zenfone 2 has a chance of becoming the sleeper hit of 2015 so far. After the affordable, but hardly impressive first generation series, Asus announced in January the Zenfone 2, featuring some interesting features and an unprecedented 4GB of RAM. But how big of a difference does the extra gigabyte(s) of memory makes when it comes to actual use? This video from YouTuber L BS seems to suggest that memory is put to very good to use.

L BS ran five graphics intensive games on the Zenfone 2 at a time, and switched between them alternatively. Not only was the Zenfone 2 able to keep all the games in the memory without closing any of them down (Android automatically closes down apps when memory is insufficient), but the games seem to be running without any lag.

Now I know what you are thinking – why would I need to run five games at once? But even if you’re not into absurdly-intense multitasking, more RAM should give you a better experience. Just being able to keep your frequently used apps in the memory for longer should cut down on loading times.

In his recent review, Lanh singled out performance of the Zenfone 2 as one of the main benefits offered by Asus’ flagship. That said, you should be careful when buying the device, as the Zenfone 2 comes in two flavors: one featuring an Intel Atom Z3580 processor and 4GB of RAM (selling for €349 in Europe) and one featuring an Intel Atom Z3560 processor and 2GB of RAM (selling for €179 in Europe). The Zenfone 2 is yet to arrive in North America, but we’re optimistic that will happen, eventually.

Asus Zenfone 2 Review

Posted by wicked April - 14 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

The Bottom Line

  • Great build quality
  • Bright and vivid screen
  • Fast charging technology
  • Customizable UI
  • Fantastic performance
  • MicroSD expansion
  • Affordable
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Mediocre battery
  • Average camera
  • Weak speaker

Apart from a few drawbacks that can be fixed with software updates, the Asus Zenfone 2 brings a lot to the table in terms of build quality, specifications, and features, and could prove to be very disruptive in the smartphone market with its budget-friendly price point.

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During CES 2015 back in January, Asus introduced the follow up to its affordable Zenfone smartphone series with the Zenfone 2. To start of, it has to be mentioned that there are actually three variants of the device that share the Zenfone 2 name, with the version in this review featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a whopping 4 GB of RAM. What does this device have to offer beyond its impressive spec sheet? We find out, in this in-depth review of the Asus Zenfone 2!

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The Asus Zenfone is technically a mid-range smartphone, but it certainly doesn’t act or feel like one. Things aren’t particularly different or unique in terms of design, and the inspiration from existing devices is obvious, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and the build quality is definitely solid. It’s made of plastic like its predecessors, but the phone doesn’t feel cheap in the hand and is very well put together.

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The device comes with rounded corners, and the back has a significant curve to it that tapers down towards the edges, making for a very comfortable feel in the hand. The plastic back features a faux metallic coating, which results in not only a great look, but also allows for good grip, while preventing the back from collecting fingerprints. The back cover is also removable, giving you access to the two SIM slots and the microSD card slot. That said, the battery is still sealed and non-removable.

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Asus states that the Zenfone 2 is a 5.5-inch smartphone in the body of 5-inch smartphone, but while the device is fairly manageable when it comes to one-handed use, it’s certainly nowhere close to what Asus claims, and in fact isn’t even the smallest in this size category either. A lot of the girth has to do with the somewhat thick bezels along the sides of the display, and the chin below it that houses the capacitive keys. That said, the Zenfone 2 is still a very sleek looking device overall, even if I do wish it was slightly smaller for an easier handling experience.

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A noticeable design element is the bare left and right sides, with the Zenfone 2 coming with a different take on the standard button layout. For starters, the power button is up top next to the headphone jack, which is actually quite unfortunate, given the hand gymnastics required to reach it. The power button is also extremely flush with the surface, and isn’t the easiest to press. A double tap to wake and sleep gesture is available though, which luckily means that you won’t find yourself reaching for the power button all that often. Like most of LG’s current smartphone lineup, the volume rocker of the Zenfone 2 has been moved to the back and also come with a slightly ridged texture, making it very easy to reach and find by feel. The microUSB port is at the bottom, with the speaker found at the back.


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The Asus Zenfone 2 features a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080p resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 403 ppi. Quad HD may be currently trending, but Full HD is nothing to scoff at and is certainly impressive given the budget-friendly nature of this device.

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The display experience is great, providing everything you’d expect from a high-end panel. The screen is sharp, vivid, bright enough to easily see in broad daylight, and offers fantastic viewing angles. 5.5-inches is a good size for media consumption, and you’ll have a great time watching videos or playing games on this display. The default settings in terms of color calibration are perfectly fine, but you do have the option to tweak the settings more to your liking, with a reading mode that is gentler on the eyes, a vivid mode that drastically increases the saturation, and finally, a manual mode for more granular controls over the display settings.

Performance and Hardware

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Under the hood, the Asus Zenfone 2 packs a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor, clocked at 2.3 GHz, backed by the PowerVR G6430 GPU, and is also the first smartphone to boast 4 GB of RAM. Keep in mind though that the other versions of the device that come with 2 GB of RAM and feature the 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor, so the performance may vary depending on which variant you choose. When it comes to the performance of the 4 GB version, the device feels every bit as snappy and responsive as a high-end flagship. Animations are smooth, applications open quickly, it handles gaming extremely well, and with this much RAM on-board, multi-tasking is a breeze.

To push the device to its limits, I loaded several games at once and switched back and forth between them, and there were no signs of any stutter or slowdown. Of course, this was done merely for the purposes of testing, and isn’t a use case scenario for most people, but the raw power to handle such a thing is still very impressive. 4 GB of RAM may be overkill for some, but the Zenfone 2 is certainly a fantastic budget-friendly option for the power user. The only hiccup was with regards to the Instagram application that simply crashed all the time. This could be due to compatibility issues with the Intel processor, and is hopefully something that will be fixed with a future update. It could be a huge drawback for heavy Instagram users, and is a small blemish to what is an otherwise solid performance.

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The device packs a standard suite of connectivity options, including support for 4G LTE which does work in the US, and I had no issues with getting high-speed internet on the T-Mobile network. 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of on-board storage is available, with further expansion via microSD possible up to 64 GB. The rear speaker is denoted by a very large speaker grill that gives the illusion of the phone packing a powerful speaker. That is unfortunately not the case though, with it having just a small single driver placed on the left side of the grill. The sound quality is adequate, butit doesn’t get very loud when compared to some other devices with similar speaker setups.

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The Zenfone 2 comes with a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery, that, coupled with the power frugal Intel Atom chip, should allow for some great battery life, but that unfortunately has not been the case. As you can see from the screenshots below, while it is possible to get a full day of use out of the device with around 4 hours of screen-on time, there are significant battery drain issues from the Android OS that is drastically shortening the battery life. It’s difficult to pinpoint whether the cause is in the initial version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which has been known to be buggy, with a lot of issues being resolved with the jump to Android 5.0.2 and now Android 5.1, or whether the problem is with the Zen UI itself.

Thankfully, Asus is aware of this issue and is working hard to fix the problem. That means a future update should eventually solve the battery woes, and we’ll be sure to report on this as soon as it hits. On the bright side, the Zenfone 2 does come with fast-charging technology, which Asus claims will restore 60% of battery life in a little more than half an hour.


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The Asus Zenfone 2 comes with a 13 MP rear shooter, with a dual tone LED flash, and a respectable aperture of f/2.0. Like previous generations, this device also features ASUS’ Pixelmaster technology that is supposed to provide better shots and video in low light conditions. The camera application is fairly straightforward and easy to use, and includes all the usual setting that you would expect, such as white balance, exposure, ISO, and 1080p video capture, and some typical shooting modes are also available, including manual, HDR, and panorama.

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Like a lot of smartphone cameras, the camera of the Zenfone 2 performs best in good lighting conditions, with the f/2.0 aperture allowing for some nice depth of field. That said, the biggest issue with this camera is the lack of dynamic range. While it is capable taking a decent shot, more often than not highlights were either completely blown out and overexposed, or right at the other end of the spectrum with images being too dark and underexposed. HDR mode proves to be the savior here, and works quite well to even out the images, while adding some extra saturation as well. HDR image processing does take a long time between shots though, so if you don’t have a steady hand, or the subject is moving, the image will be not be particularly sharp.

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Image quality deteriorates as lighting conditions worsen, with photos starting to exhibit noise, and the image quality becomes worse when shot at ISO 300 or higher. ISO is capped at 800, which limits the amount of noise that could potentially be introduced, but even then, the camera’s image processing doesn’t handle the existing noise all that well. The built-in low light mode takes advantage of the Pixelmaster software to allow for up to 400% brighter photos, and while it does work, the images are of a lower resolution, and the increase in light actually makes the digital noise even more visible.

If you enjoy taking self-portraits, the front-facing 5 MP camera with a wide angle lens will certainly get the job done. The camera comes with a real-time beautification feature, and there is also a selfie panorama mode that will help you easily fit your friends or family into the shot.


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The Asus Zenfone 2 comes with Lollipop out of the box, but as mentioned, it is Android 5.0, and not the newer Android 5.0.2 or the latest Android 5.1. On top is the Asus Zen UI, but it does retain some of the material design elements of Lollipop, noticeable in the notification shade and the Recent Apps screen. That said, those familiar with the Zen UI will still feel right at home here.

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There are a lot of bloatware applications on-board, but a handful of features do add to the overall experience, like an Easy Mode that creates a simplified interface, and a one-handed mode, which, as the name suggests, allows for comfortable one-handed use, and can be triggered by a double tap of the home button. There are also a few gestures that can be used while the screen is off, that Asus calls ZenMotion, which includes the double tap to wake feature and also allows you to draw different characters to launch specific applications. The Zenfone 2 also eliminates the need for carrying two separate work and personal devices, with the build-in Snapview feature allowing users to create completely separate and secure profiles to store business or personal data that only you can access.

One of the main attractions of the Zen UI is the ability to customize the interface with the built-in theme engine, that can be used to alter the look and feel of the entire experience with different fonts and icons, as well as changes to the lock screen and notification shade. The launcher preferences can also be customized simply by swiping up from the bottom, or by a long press on the home screen. While standard settings like widgets, wallpapers, and various home screen scroll effects are available, the best part about this launcher is the ability to use third party icon packs from the Google Play Store, something that is otherwise only possible with a third party launcher.


Display 5.5-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution. Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.
Processor 64-bit Quad Core Intel® Atom™ Z3560/Z3580 processor (running at 1.8 or 2.3GHz).
GPU PowerVR G6430 from Imagination
RAM 2GB or 4GB.
Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB, microSD card slot, up to 64GB.
Camera Rear: 13MP, f/2.0-aperture, 5-element, auto-focus lens with dual-color Real Tone flash. Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 85-degree lens with Selfie Panorama.
Battery 3000mAh lithium-polymer with fast-charge technology.
Connectivity 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS
Networks GSM, 3G, 4G LTE
Software Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimensions 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9-3.9mm, 170g


Pricing and Final Thoughts

The Asus Zenfone 2 is available now in select regions like China, Taiwan, and Europe, and will soon be releasing in India in the coming weeks, but US availability is still to be announced. Available colors include black, gold, gray, red, and white, with pricing starting at $199 for the base model. Official pricing for the higher-end models will be announced by ASUS later this month, but you can expect it to range anywhere between $50 to $100 above the base price, depending on the RAM and the storage option.

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So there you have it – a closer look at the Asus Zenfone 2! Once the battery life issues are resolved, this device is going to be a major contender in the Android smartphone world. Boasting a beautiful design, powerful specifications, and a solid user experience overall that will cater to a variety of users, it’s hard to imagine that all of this is available at such a budget-friendly price point. Asus is proving once again that you don’t have to pay a lot to get a lot, and the Zenfone 2 is certainly setting a new standard for the affordable smartphone market.

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ASUS to launch fitness-centric, 10-day battery life VivoWatch

Posted by wicked April - 14 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

ASUS‘ current wearable, the ZenWatch had a pretty great two-day battery life, for a device on the Android Wear platform. It looks like they’re trying to top that with a new smartwatch that they’re launching, and this time, it’s not just 2 days or even 5 days, but it claims it can run on 10 days without recharging it. Will the VivoWatch live up to its promise of being a fitness-centric smartwatch?

There are not much details available about this upcoming new wearable, but the OEM did say that this device will last for 10 days, even as you’re using it. It also has an iP67 rating, which means it has the same dust and water resistance as other smartphones and wearables. Since it wants to focus on fitness, it also has the usual heart-rate monitor and sleep tracking features.

Based on the picture, it looks like it will not be running on the Android Wear platform, but instead it will operate on its own Android-based system. It sports a black-and-white display, which is probably how it will last for 10 days. There is a mysterious green bar or colored light indicator somewhere at the bottom, but we can only speculate at this point what its actual function is.

All will be revealed when the Asus VivoWatch will be launched at the Milan Design Week, which kicks off today. There are already a few devices out there that promise better battery life, like the Pebble Time, Fitbit Surge, etc. So this new smartwatch better offer something else, like an affordable price, or a never before seen feature, in order to actually make a splash.

VIA: SlashGear

The new Asus VivoWatch offers fitness tracking and 10 days of battery life

Posted by wicked April - 14 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

vivowatch 1Asus has unveiled their newest VivoWatch (that’s actually not part of the Zen family of devices) that’s focused on fitness tracking. The watch is water and dust resistant, offers a heart rate monitor and several other health services, and features a stainless steel frame. Asus is also making a pretty bold claim with this watch, saying it will last 10 days on a single charge.

Other details are pretty scarce about the device, such as pricing and how Asus is going to squeeze that much battery life out of the this thing. We do know that it won’t be an Android Wear device, so maybe Asus has their own extremely power-efficient software on the VivoWatch to keep it going. It’s supposedly going on sale later this year, so we should hear more sooner rather than later.

source: Phone Arena

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