ASUS entered the consumer smartwatch market with the ASUS ZenWatch, which was introduced during the IFA trade show in Berlin last year and launched shortly thereafter. That device was powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system, but now the firm is back with a different device called the VivoWatch.
According to Engadget, the VivoWatch offers more of a fitness focus than the ZenWatch. It’s capable of tracking your sleep patterns, various workouts and has an IP67 water and dust resistance rating, which means you should be able to wear it in the shower or the pool. Perhaps most noteworthy, however, is the promise of up to 10 days of battery life.
We don’t know all of the functions yet, but if it is capable of connecting to a smartphone and providing notifications and other options, this makes it one of the longest lasting smartwatches heading to the market. The new Pebble Time will offer up to 7 days of battery life, while most other options will get you through a day or two at most. Pricing and a release date have not yet been confirmed, but it’s possible we’ll hear more during the Milan Design Week, according to Engadget.