Asus ZenWatch WI500Q SmartWatch

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Review: Asus ZenWatch WI500Q SmartWatch


What you should know about the Asus ZenWatch WI500Q SmartWatch

The Taiwanese manufacturer increases with the Asus ZenWatch into the watch market. With the ZenWatch WI500Q Asus uses a prima choice of materials and a high-quality housing. Plastic is wanted at this watch in vain. In addition, buyers also donated some useful additional features. While the battery is sized a little short, but for one day, he is easily sufficient. In general, the Smart Watches are all the rage and almost all major manufacturers have at least one model on the market. Asusoffers a SmartWatch, which is very close with respect to the appearance of a classic watch. The gadget Asus can not only visually a good impression, but will satisfy its internal values. For sufficientcomputing power of integrated Snapdragon ensures 400 and he is even in some middle-class smartphones present. The AMOLED display has a size of 1.63 inches and it is located behind the curvedglass. An IP certification is in place and a pulse sensor has been integrated. Their price is the ZenWatch in the usual Preisgefilden.  

The housing

When Asus ZenWatch the included bracelet is made of Italian leather and it can so leave a clean processed and high-quality impression. With the closure of steel, the width can be adjusted from the bracelet in a total of 8 stages.The bracelet can be removed completely if required by the actual clock and it can also be any bracelet with a width of 22 millimeters to be replaced. When ZenWatch the housing is made of stainless steel and thus it is very pleasant haptic and visually a real eye-catcher. From the square steel screen is framed and protected with a domedglass. This is to the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A microphone was placed at the edge below. There are also the reset button and the contacts for the charger. The clock appears insensitive to Verwindungsversuchen and pressure and presents itself very solid. The comfort of the watch is quite good and it is the rounded bottom is very pleasant. With the specification IP55 SmartWatch is protected. The watch is thus safe from water jets from any angle and from dust in harmful quantities. The watch is designed to be water resistant, but not waterproof. If it is ZenWatch wet, they should be dried immediately.  


Strong in the competition based in the Asus ZenWatch the hardware equipment. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 AQP8026 comes as a processor for use and this is clocked up to 1.2 GHz and has 4 cores. On a solid base, the system will be provided with 512 megabytes of RAM. For significant load times or stuttering, it is not. Gigabyte big is the flash memory. This ranges from absolute, since the SmartWatch can no large amounts of data are transferred. Like most smartwatches the sensor equipment is rather poor even when the model of Asus. Not always the accelerometer works very reliably. If the sensor detects a lifting movement of the arm, then the clock from the standby shouldautomatically wake. Looking at the clock, this is the best case also visible and enabled the voice input. In practice, however, the display must often be touched or the arm is pivoted more expansive. A brightness sensor is missing in ZenWatch and so when the display brightness is regulated manually. The SmartWatch is always dependent onthe smartphone, because there is no own GPS receiver. Without even connectedphone movement data can be recorded, but not as accurate compared with the satellite-based version. your smartphone is within range again, the data is synchronized. At the bottom no pulse sensor was installed and who want to measure stress level or pulse, which must place two fingers on the display frame. For athletes, this is not very practical, but the pulse measurement is very accurate.  

The software

The Google Android Wear 5.0.1 comes as an operating system for use. The ZenWatch Asus is thus well prepared when asmartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop is used. With everysmartphone SmartWatch is compatible when Android 4.3 is Jelly Bean or later. In the current version there are some improvements and so also parts of the material have kept design collection and there are two modes which are quickly reached by mopping at the top of the screen. The display is completely disabled in the movie mode and unlocked it with a double-tip. Disturbing Notifications can be suppressed and the clock remains dark. Who wants to have the maximum luminance at the display, which has the sunlight mode. The menu structure has been slightly revised and to their own needs the font size can be adjusted. Also supported is an additional zoom gesture. In the Play Store ZenWatch Manager isavailable and thus the smart watch will be adapted to the needs and there are additional features. It can be a compass are shown or the display is used as a flashlight. With the help of the wellness app investigate completed steps can be logged. With the Remote Camera, it is possible that the ZenWatch is used as a remote shutter release for the camera of the smartphone. Live will then transmit the image of the optics on the clock. The shutter is released by tapping on the display. This is intuitive and fine in practice. Powerpoin presentations can be controlled by remote link to the computer.  

The accessories and the warranty

When Asus ZenWatchaccessories are supplied and include a modular power supply, a charging cradle and USB cable. The power supply is rated at about seven watts. In addition, it is also GS and TÜV approved. The SmartWatch is securely held in the charging process, since it is rubberized. 12 months is the guarantee and the statutory warranty is available to buyers in Europe.  

the display

The display diagonal has 1.63 inches and dissolves with 320 x 320 pixels. This may correspond to a pixel density of about 278 ppi. The display is quite sharp and curvedglass has very good sliding properties. The inputs can be implemented quickly and precisely. An AMOLED panel ensures the high-contrast display and at 295 cd / m², the maximum brightness level of luminosity. When ZenWatch the viewing angles are very good.  


conclusion guyOverall, ZenWatch Asus can make a good impression. Persuasion can be especially the high-quality materials of leather and stainless steel.Less the clock acts like a high-tech toy, but more serious. The great additional features are very interesting. Gladly the IP certification could have been lush and swimming is not possible with the watch. Generally, the sensor features of the watch should be somewhat lush.Nevertheless, Asus is a great smartwatch succeeded that knows how to please with the look and theAndroid Wear version.

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