Asus's ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch running Android Wear

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Coming back strong, Asus has just unveiled their second generation Android Wear device just 6 months after it was first announced in IFA 2015. The cleverly named Asus ZenWatch 2 is just like the older one but this time they are adding some interesting changes.

Starting off with the display, this time around there will be two version of the watch, a 42mm and 37mm version which takes 22mm and 18mm bands respectively. The display has a little curve on the sides and comes with Gorilla Glass 3. Like all Android Wear devices, the ZenWatch 2 is powered by a Qualcomm processor (unnamed at this time).

Being the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature size options, the Asus ZenWatch 2 reminds us a lot about the Apple Watch. Asus has also gone the distance by also including a digital crown like dial on the ZenWatch 2 which introduces a new way to navigate through the interface. Customizing is yet another forte of the ZenWatch 2, there are a total of 18 color and material combinations which users will be able to choose from.

From leather straps to gold shades for the case, the ZenWatch is a uniquely different smartwatch in the Android world. Also different from it's predecessor is the new IP67 certification which will allow wearers to go into pool swims for about 30 minutes.

SOURCE: THE VERGE

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