asus zenwatch 2 (WI501) specs

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Asus Zenwatch 2 Specifications and Features – Asus Zenwatch 2 released in September 2015 comes in a classy and sleek design. Obviously this is not the perfect choice for fitness tracking enthusiasts as the Zenwatch 2 lacks some of the vitals such as inbuilt GPS, HRM neither NFC. However it’s still on par as a suitable wearable for both men and women. The watch runs on Android Wear OS.

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)
Device typeSporty/fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--
SuccessorAsus zenwatch 3
Released dateSeptember, 2015
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Display size1.63 inches
Screen resolution320 x 320 pixel
Density278 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons
Multi-touchYes

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension49.6 x 40.7 x 10.9 mm
Weight--
Casing materialStainless steel
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel Material
Band size22 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, IP67
Swim-proofNo, not recommended
Color(s)Rose gold, white

MEMORY

RAM512MB
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.1 LE
Wi-FiYes
NFCNo
GPSNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes, via App
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
Calories burntYes
Calories ConsumptionYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

Compass--
AccelerometerYes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)No
Barometer--
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.0 (upgradable to 2.1)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 400mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 4-5 days + , Mixed usage: ~12 hours
ChargingUSB charging cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNon available
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Companion app--
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Asus Zenwatch 2
Strap
Charging cradle
Quick starter guild

Asus Zenwatch 2 Features

Design

The Asus Zenwatch 2 qualifies as an entry level smartwatch built for durability to withstand tough conditions as well housed in a sleek, elegant and classy design. It’s a suitable wearable for both men and women. The Zenwatch 2 has a spectacular design, it has a screen size measuring 1.6 inches which is wide allowing you see more at a glance. The display is rich featuring a full color AMOLED display. It’s touchscreen, supports multitouch and also has buttons by the sides to aid navigation of the interface.

The casing of the Zenwatch 2 is made of top grade stainless steel material while the 22mm straps which are interchangeable comes in various materials which includes stainless steel or silicone. Besides that the Zenwatch 2 has Corning Gorilla glass 3 for the screen protection against scratch and dust.

Battery

The Asus Zenwatch 2 has an impressive battery life one of the reasons it’s a popular demand from smartwatch fans across the globe. The Zenwatch 2 uses a non removable battery with a capacity of 400mAh. On standby battery life lasts about 4-5 days while on mixed usage battery life drops to about 15-24 hours. Perhaps a full day usage on single charge, but it depends on personal usage which varies.

Media

With the Asus Zenwatch 2 you will have 4GB internal storage space with about 2.5GB available after system requirements. With this you can store your favorite files plus listen on the go via a earbud or play it directly from the device via the loudspeaker that comes with the it.

Water Resistance/Protection

Asus Zenwatch 2 is dust and water resistant. It is certified IP67 meaning it passed the 1 meter under water for 30 minutes test. So it’s safe to wear the Zenwatch 2 under rain or to the shower. However it’s not recommended to wear the Zenwatch 2 to the pool as this might damage the watch.

Activity/Fitness tracking

Asus Zenwatch 2 is not the perfect choice for anyone looking for a smartwatch to track their fitness activities. It lacks both inbuilt GPS and heart rate monitor (HRM) which are vital features needed to track outdoor activities and heart rate variations. However, there is accelerometer sensor inbuilt that lets you track steps and distance covered.

Notifications & Application

Asus Zenwatch 2 was built to complement your phone. It is capable of alerting you when a new notification arrives on your phone. When connected to a compatible phone, the Zenwatch 2 will notify you when there is notification from both native and third party apps on your phone.

Unfortunately, there is no NFC chip built into the Zenwatch 2. This means there is no payment system supported by the watch. Beyond that the Zenwatch 2 watch faces are customizable, same with the straps. The straps can be customized with a 22mm strap size. The Asus Zenwatch 2 runs on Wear OS 2.0 which is upgradable to 2.1, though there are complaints from users who said after upgrading battery life became horrible and only lasted about 2-3 hours.

The Zenwatch 2 is compatible with Android 4.4 or later and iOS 9.0 or later.

Pros

  • Sleek and elegant design.
  • The Straps and watch faces are customizable.
  • It is built for durability.
  • There is a loudspeaker and microphone.

Cons

  • There is no NFC.
  • Its not swim-proof.
  • No inbuilt GPS and HRM.

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