ASUS ZenWatch 2 unveiled

During the IFA trade show in Berlin, ASUS unveiled the ZenWatch 2, the successor to the original ZenWatch Android Wear smartwatch that was unveiled during the same show a year ago.

The ZenWatch 2 features longer battery life with a 400mAh battery — up to 66 hours in ambient mode — a crown button that we’ve seen on other devices such as the Moto 360, a new magnetic charger that’s capable of juicing up the battery to 50 percent in just 36 minutes, support for Wi-Fi, an IP67 water-resistance rating which should mean it’ll work in the shower, and two difference sizes for large and small wrists.

You’ll also find 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, which seems to be pretty standard for Android Wear devices, and a 1.63-inch 320 x 320-pixel AMOLED display with 277ppi. ASUS said the ZenWatch 2 will ship in October, but it did not discuss pricing.

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