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ASUS ZenWatch 2 unveiled with slim design and faster charging

by Jacob Kleinman | June 1, 2015June 1, 2015 7:40 am PST

ASUS finally revealed the ZenWatch 2 on Monday after teasing the device for the past few months. The second-generation smartwatch features a slimmed down design and a few new tricks.

The ZenWatch 2 comes in 37mm and 41mm options. Both sizes are available in silver, gunmetal or rose gold, and ASUS is offering a handful of first-party bands as well. The design is sleeker and lighter, while the bezels seem a lot thinner than last year’s model.

There’s a “metal watch crown,” though you can’t twist it like on the Apple Watch. Instead, it simply clicks when pressed to turn the device on and off, similar to some other Android Wear devices. ASUS also says its new magnetic charger will recharge the device even faster.

Speaking of batteries, the company hasn’t revealed how long the ZenWatch 2 will last per charge. ASUS previously said the device would run for just under four days before the battery dies, though it’s unclear if it managed to meet that goal. You also get an unspecified Qualcomm processor, an AMOLED display and a water-resistant rating.

The ZenWatch 2 looks like a pretty nice device, though we’re expecting at least one other new Android Wear device to hit the market last this year. ASUS still needs to announce pricing and availability, but we’ll let you know as soon as that information is revealed.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...