Google and Asus have dropped the price of Asus ZenWatch by $70 (roughly Rs. 4,400) on Google Play, making the wearable available at $129 (roughly Rs. 8,200). Although Asus launched the ZenWatch 2 last month at Computex last month, the new price tag of the ZenWatch certainly makes it worth considering. The smartwatch recently got its latest Android 5.1.1 update bringing new features for the users.
For those unaware, the Asus ZenWatch was launched in September last year during the IFA 2014. Unlike other Android Wear smartwatches the Asus ZenWatch features a rectangular display with curved corners. It features a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen and a special smartwatch version of the ZenUI on top of Android Wear. The wearable includes a 1.63-inch AMOLED display with a 320×320 pixel resolution, translating to a pixel density of 278ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM. It features 4GB of built-in storage, and a 1.4Wh battery. The ZenWatch has Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB (via charging cradle) connectivity options, and comes with a built-in microphone. It has been given an IP55 water-resistant rating.
The recently launched Asus ZenWatch 2 on the other hands features an enhanced Remote Camera that offers faster performance, more range, zoom capability, and the ability to switch between the phone's front and rear cameras. It also comes in two sizes with different model names ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q), and ZenWatch 2 (WI502Q). These feature interchangeable 22mm strap (with a 49mm stainless steel case) and an 18mm strap (with 45mm stainless steel case) respectively.