asus zenwatch 2 (WI501) specs

Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501) Specifications

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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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Asus Zenwatch 2 Full Specifications

 Asus Zenwatch 2
asus zenwatch 2 (WI501) specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Battery:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
2.3 out of 5 stars (2.3 / 5)
Features:
2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)
Price:
2.9 out of 5 stars (2.9 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)
Device typeSport/fitness smartwatch
PredessesorAsus Zenwatch 1 (WI500Q)
SuccessorAsus Zenwatch 3 (WI503Q)
Released dateSeptember, 2015
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Display size1.63 inches
Display resolution320 x 320 pixels
Pixel density278 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen
2 physical buttons
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension49.6 x 40.7 x 10.9 mm
Weight_
Casing materialStainless steel
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Strap size22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP67
Swim-proofNot recommended
Color(s)Rose-gold
Black

MEMORY

RAM0.5GB
Internal storage8GB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.1 LE
Bluetooth callingYes
Wi-FiYes
NFCNo
GPSNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingNo
StepsYes
Floors climbedNo
Heart rate monitoringNo
CaloriesNo
DistanceYes
Stress_
VO2 Max._
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingNo
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon mode_
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modes_
Safety tracking_

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)No
CompassNo
Gyroscope _
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.No
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS
ChipsetQualcomm
Snapdragon 400
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 400mAh
Battery lifeStandby:3 days+
Mixed usage:~12rs
Charging typeUSB Charger
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera_
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text response_

MISC

Payment systemNo
Compatibility Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Companion appZenWatch App
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mm
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)
Straps
USB charging cradle
Manual Guide
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Asus Zenwatch 2 Features

  1. Design
  2. 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 to 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 come in various materials which include stainless steel or silicone. Besides that, the Zenwatch 2 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the screen protection against scratch and dust.

  3. Battery
  4. 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 from a single charge, but it depends on personal usage which varies.

  5. Media
  6. 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 an earbud or play it directly from the device via the loudspeaker that comes with it.

  7. Water Resistance/Protection
  8. Asus Zenwatch 2 is dust and water resistant. It is certified IP67 meaning it passed the 1 meter underwater 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.

  9. Activity/Fitness tracking
  10. 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 an accelerometer sensor inbuilt that lets you track steps and distance covered.

  11. 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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