Smart Watch review ASUS has continued to develop a line of wearable electronics, and now it’s time to get acquainted with the second generation of a series of smart watch ZenWatch. In contrast to the first generation that existed in one size, ZenWatch 2 went on sale in two frame sizes, several new colors, and new interchangeable straps. We got acquainted with new products and are willing to share you with my impressions.
Equipment: Smart Watch review ASUS
Despite the fact that the editors visited a pre-sale sample ZenWatch 2, we still had the opportunity to evaluate interesting packaging and packaging hours. All the more this accessory is quite an important point.
So watches come in a nice but fairly simple cardboard packaging, no special emotion it does not cause, but on the other hand, we are dealing with the Smart Watch review ASUS is not premium. The packaging is very simple, that just a proprietary charging cable.
Design: Smart Watch review ASUS
Smart Watch review ASUS ZenWatch 2, there is now two versions – a huge (WI501Q), equipped with a screen diagonal of 1.63 inches and smaller (WI502Q) is a 1.45-inch display. Shells also get different sizes and thickness; the housing lower models get about 1.5 millimeters thicker than the male. Models got a few different design and layout, although the common features in them are reviewed. A smaller model will certainly look so elegant on a female hand, but for men, for the sufficiently huge body suit only holders of a wide wrist. In both cases, the housing is made of stainless steel, the choice of colors available for each of three sizes.
We will not tighten – the design of both Smart Watch review ASUS we liked. As amended visited male model dark color with dark blue strap and women with the unpainted body of the polished and beige strap.
In both Smart Watches review ASUS; the strap is made of genuine leather. Both female and male devices support the possibility of replacing straps.
Early on the Computex, 2015 were presented as options with metallic straps. One of the main claims to the first-generation Smart Watch review ASUS was overly broad scope display – here, unfortunately, the situation is similar. The ratio of the Smart Watch review ASUS body size to the display is very conspicuous and somewhat spoils the overall impression of the design. Although the female model looks still quite good.
If you use a dial with a black background contrast somewhat leveled, but when viewing notifications and use other functions of Android Wear this flaw becomes noticeable.
Display: Smart Watch review ASUS
In both models, ZenWatch 2 installed AMOLED-display, various sizes, and resolutions. In the case of a male model, the resolution is 320×320, the female – 280h280. By using this technology, the displays show the excellent level of contrast and deep black color, which is very handy when the already mentioned disadvantages of the design front. Brightness levels, both the minimum and maximum, are at a sufficient level for most situations. Although for testing throughout the day was sufficient minimum level that is good for autonomy. The displays covered with protective 2,5D-glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3, with a very good oleophobic coating. Glass covered with fingerprints easily, but they are just as easily removed.
Equipment: Smart Watch review ASUS
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 400 with a maximum frequency of 1.2 GHz operations. It is complimented by 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal. Any additional funds for the notification of incoming events, in addition to vibration, no hours, there is no built-in speaker. Himself vibration motor is powerful enough to miss any notice is not possible. To enter text or voice commands to the microphone provided Google Now, his sensitivity have no complaints; Of course, in noisy places, next to the road will need to raise your voice and bring the watch close to your mouth. A set of wireless interfaces is represented by Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi, the latter needs to receive notifications from your smartphone.
It can be used to activate the display. The latter is also activated when the lift arm, which is realized at the expense of operation of the accelerometer and gyroscope. These work we had significant claims and is a major hypersensitivity. The display lights up periodically, even when printing text when the user moves the little hand that admits distraction. At the same time, with a gesture to show the standard time watch display periodically just does not ignite.
Autonomy: Smart Watch review ASUS
The main difference between male and female versions of ASUS ZenWatch 2 is to use batteries of different capacities. In the men’s fitted with a battery 400 mAh in the women is 300 mAh. Enough common volumes of batteries for devices are the class with those of autonomy. So by setting ZenWatch 2 “by itself” and went into the rhythm of use of the hours of the day, you can achieve a stable battery life. This was achieved with the minimum brightness of the display turned on Wi-Fi, automatic switching of the display and up to 20 notifications of incoming events per day. The female model showed almost similar battery life. To use your own charging connector ASUS, and to achieve a full charge level requires about one and a half hours when connected to USB 2.0.
Software: Smart Watch review ASUS
Smart Watch review ASUS ZenWatch 2 running the operating system Android Wear. Its features and appearance are already familiar to us on a number of devices, visited the testing. This operating system provides basic capabilities, for example, the withdrawal of the notification, or work with a number of applications. For example, you can navigate in Google Maps, however, for it to be activated GPS in your smartphone. Also still here the familiar Google Fit – counter daily activity, but counting steps are not strong ASUS ZenWatch 2, too many unnecessary movements taken hours per step.
To adjust the watch and adjusting the synchronization with a smartphone will be quite standard application Android Wear. List settings are not very large, the application is likely to select dials (although it is possible, and the clock), but if you want to further customize the watch face, or even create your own, you will need firmware application ZenWatch Manager.
Working with Notifications realized traditional Android Wear way. During an incoming call, the user can accept or reject the call by using swipe. When incoming messages in instant messengers, you can read the message and respond to his voice. Voice recognition, Google, has not changed in this case.
The speed of the interface watch is average, there are smooth, but the system lacks responsiveness. By the stability of the software is also a question often appears on the display to stop Android Wear, a few times when trying to see the time watch appeared off when the battery charge is sufficient.
Results: Smart Watch pcmag
Smart Watch review ASUS ZenWatch 2 produced an ambiguous impression. The design of the devices has not undergone fundamental changes, and the lack of previous generation – the broad scope of the display, and migrated here.
Although, in fairness, as an accessory ZenWatch 2 look good. Neither autonomy nor the performance was not improved and although these indicator clocks are at the level of other models in its class. In general, a lot will depend on the cost ZenWatch 2 on the European market, if it will be competitive, then this watch definitely find their buyers.
Pros Smart Watch review ASUS:
+ Ease of use
Cons Smart Watch review ASUS:
– Wide scope display
– Unstable work on