Showing posts with label Smartwatch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartwatch. Show all posts
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ASUS ZenWatch Announced at IFA 2014

Asus ZenWatch Price: 199 Euro

Berlin, Germany (3rd September, 2014)
— ASUS Corporate Vice President Eric Chen, accompanied by ASUS Design Center Vice President Mitch Yang and ASUS Senior Product Director Derek Yu, today went on stage at a pre-IFA 2014 event held at the Classic Remise to announce the company’s latest lineup of innovations, including ASUS ZenWatch, the company’s first wearable device produced in partnership with Google.

ASUS ZenWatch, the perfect smart companion

ASUS ZenWatch is the first wearable device from ASUS, powered by Android Wear and featuring a version of the ASUS ZenUI user interface developed specifically for ZenWatch. This exquisitely-crafted and slim device pairs seamlessly with a smartphone running Android™ 4.3 or higher to provide relevant and useful information when it is needed most, and also to serve as a personal wellness manager in conjunction with the ASUS ZenUI Wellness app.

Explaining the design philosophy of the ZenWatch concept, Mitch Yang said “Our design philosophy is Start with People. We want to deliver a seamless digital experience for everyone to enjoy. With our ZenWatch, you will always be connected to everything that matters in your life.”

ZenWatch brings the luxury tradition of fine watchmaking to Android Wear, with an elegant, detail-focused design and use of high-quality materials. It is designed for supreme comfort, with a soft genuine stitched-leather strap and quick-release clasp. The 2.5D curved glass increases usability with a smooth and responsive touch experience. ZenWatch comes with a selection of instantly-changeable software watch faces, allowing users to customize ZenWatch easily to match their style.

ZenWatch is much more than a sophisticated timepiece. With a range of practical smart features, including Watch Unlock, Tap Tap, Remote Camera, Cover to Mute, Find My Phone and Presentation Control, ZenWatch is the perfect smart companion. Its seamless integration with ASUS ZenUI adds even more functionality for owners of ASUS smartphones, letting users enjoy enhanced versions of exclusive ASUS ZenUI apps such as What’s Next and Do It Later.

Thanks to its integrated 9-axis sensor, ZenWatch is also a fully-featured wellness manager. The companion ASUS ZenUI Wellness app lets users monitor and track a range of wellness statistics including steps taken, calories burned, activity duration, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation level. Users can set and monitor personal fitness goals with ease, and see their progress at a glance.

ZenWatch raises the bar on what users should expect from wearable devices, showcasing the power of the ASUS ‘design thinking’ philosophy and ushering in a new era of true luxury and sophistication. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Asus reported to announce its Android Wear Smartwatch during IFA

Asus $99 smartwatch is slated to go official during the IFA 2014 Screengrab/YouTube

Google's Android Wear platform for Wearables, which was showcased at the company's I/O Developers Conference earlier in the year, has been the cynosure of all eyes since its launch.

Major technology players such as Samsung, LG, HTC, and Google itself have all caught up with the 'Wearables' trend and are engrossed in developing/releasing Smartwatch-like Wearables running Android Wear.

Jerry Shin, CEO of Asustek, mentioned at a conference for investors that the company is more or less likely to launch its first Wearable in the IFA conference. He also said that the Taiwan-based company's smartwatch-like Wearable was well-received by Google, which has a tie-up with Asus under its Android Wear initiative.

"We're dreaming big about the future of wearable devices, but the dream will not come true this year or in the first half of next year because the market demand has not picked up," Shen said at the investors' conference.
the gadget will incorporate an AMOLED display, and the smartwatch is likely to pack in 'gesture and voice control' functionality as Jonney Shin, chairman of Asus, had hinted early this year. The chairman had said that his company was looking at launching wearable devices featuring 'movement controls'.

Android wear smartwatch price comparisson :
Samsung Gear Live $199
LG G Watch $299
Asus Smartwatch $99 (prediction)

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