ASUS ZenWatch 2 now available in U.S.

ASUS ZenWatch 2ASUS first announced the ASUS ZenWatch 2 in early June at Computex. It took several months to finally announce availability and pricing details at IFA 2015 in early September. A month later, the ASUS ZenWatch 2 today went on sale on the U.S. version of the Google Store as well as other retailers.

Selling for US$149.99 (about CA$200) or less, the ASUS ZenWatch 2 is among the most affordable Android Wear devices currently on the market. While ASUS promised a range of case and strap colours, only a few configurations are currently available.

ASUS ZenWatch 2

ASUS ZenWatch 2 specifications:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Operating system: Google Android Wear
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Display: Curved 1.6-inch or 1.45-inch AMOLED (320×320) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: None
  • Rear-facing camera: None
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Colours: Silver, Gunmetal and Rose Gold with 18 different strap choices
  • Other: Digital crown button

On the Google Store, you can choose from the 49mm model with 1.6-inch display with Navy Blue 22mm leather strap or the smaller 45mm model with 1.45-inch display and light aqua 18mm rubber wristband. Both models are being offered for US$149.99 on Google Play although the larger model can currently be ordered.

You can also order the 49mm model in a gunmetal & brown leather strap configuration from Best Buy for the same price. You can also pre-order it directly from ASUS with a brown rubber wristband. for US$129.99 (about CA$170).

The Google Store still lists the ASUS ZenWatch 2 as unavailable in Canada unfortunately.

Source : ASUS