Asus has unveiled in IFA 2014 in Berlin its first wearable device. Known as the Asus ZenWatch, this Android Wear-powered smartwatch is designed with the underlying philosophy to “start with people.”

In other words, the Asus ZenWatch is meant to provide a smooth digital experience for users. It’s made with comfort and appearance in mind, and both features have been achieved by means of high-quality materials that include genuine leather for the straps. The software watch face can also be easily arranged to match the user’s lifestyle.

Asus ZenWatch front

The Asus ZenWatch features a 1.63-inch AMOLED display with 320×320 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. With a Snapdragon 400 processor running under the hood, this smartwatch runs Android Wear and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It has an IP55 certification for water resistance.

Asus ZenWatch side

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As a wearable computer, the Asus ZenWatch acts a personal wellness manager to monitor a variety of statistics aimed for fitness and health, including steps taken, calories burned, heart rate, and more. When connected to a smartphone (running Android 4.3 or later), the ZenWatch will also display information that’s pertinent to the user’s situation. Smart features are also available, such finding a lost smartphone, remote unlock, remote camera, and remote control for presentations.

The Asus ZenWatch will cost $199.

[Source: Asus]



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