Asus ZenWatch powered by Android Wear and MeMO Pad 7 with 64-bit processor officially announced
Taiwanese tech vendor Asus has been teasing its first Android Wear smartwatch dubbed as Asus ZenWatch for quite sometime and on Wednesday at the IFA 2014 tradeshow in Berlin the firm has officially debuted the device. Alongside the Android Wear powered ZenWatch, Asus has also launched the MeMO Pad 7 tablet.
Talking about the Asus ZenWatch first, the smartwatch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz that is similar to the ones in Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch R. There is a 1.63-inch AMOLED 2.5D curved display that is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to make the smartwatch durable. There is 4GB of internal storage space on the Asus ZenWatch along with 512MB of RAM and IP55 dust and water resistant certification.
Other notable aspects of the smartwatch are Bluetooth 4.0, bio sensor to monitor the heart rate, microphone, 9-axis sensor and the soft stitched leather strap with a quick release clasp. The smartwatch is compatible with any smartphone that is running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher. The ZenWatch features a version of the ASUS ZenUI user interface developed specifically for it.
Asus ZenWatch comes with range of practical smart features which include Watch Unlock, Tap Tap, Remote Camera, Cover to Mute, Find My Phone and Presentation Control. It also comes with enhanced versions of exclusive ASUS ZenUI apps such as What’s Next and Do It Later along with several watch faces.
According to Asus, the ZenWatch will be available for €199 in select markets by years’ end.
Coming to Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C), the tablet comes with a 7-inch Full HD IPS display and is powered by a 1.86GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat with Asus ZenUI interface on top. The tablet also features an 5MP primary camera and 2MP front-facing camera and 16GB or 32GB internal storage with microSD card support.
The Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C) comes in different color options such as Burgundy Red, Champagne Gold and Gentle Black, and will be available later this month or early-Q4 starting at 199 Euros.