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Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q / WI502Q)

Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q / WI502Q)
alaScore 94

428 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 428 reviews of Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q / WI502Q). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q / WI502Q) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q / WI502Q)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q / WI502Q) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS WI501Q Zenwatch 2 Smartwatch - GunmetalASUS WI501Q Zenwatch 2 Smartwatch - Gunmetal

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Roberts (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2

 

The ZenWatch 2 is Asus' second attempt at putting Android Wear on your wrist. 2014's ZenWatch was an attractive entry in the expanding smartwatch market, with its refined design and low price. But it was let down by the lack of a physical button and a...

Superb design and build quality ; Improved Android Wear implementation ; Affordable price

Lack of heart-rate monitor ; Limited iPhone compatibility

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan

 

The wearable market is still in its infancy. Android Wear watches began hitting store shelves just last year, with the original Asus ZenWatch one of the affordable numbers that added a touch of elegance to the party. Asus has kept down the cost of the...

Mostly stainless steel body, plenty of case and strap choices, fast charging, two size options, great value

Plastic back plate, no heart-rate monitoring or GPS, same display as predecessor, thick bezel, stiff leather strap

Asus has kept down the cost of the ZenWatch 2 by smartly cutting some corners compared to its predecessor, such as foregoing an all-metal design in favour of a plastic back plate and omitting sensors like GPS and a heart-rate monitor.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2 review

 

Asus has topped its previous ZenWatch with a much better one

Very affordable ; Comfy ; Multiple sizes ; Exclusive apps ; iPhone compatible (with caveats)

Battery life still hasn't improved much ; Too much bezel again ; Display remains small ; Compatibility is tricky

The Asus ZenWatch 2 isn't nearly the best smartwatch out there. But, with a comfy fit, an affordable price tag and (albeit limited) iPhone compatibility, it's far better than what was expected.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2 Review

 

Asus ZenWatch 2 Hands-On Review at IFA 2015: Asus just presented us with the ZenWatch 2 at IFA 2015. We've wasted no time trying this new smart timepiece.

Improved Aesthetics ; Highly customisable design ; Solid battery life ; Affordable

Annoying charging cradle ; Screen could be better ; Leather straps feel cheap ; Occasional lag

With the ZenWatch 2 Asus looks to be the company at the forefront of making Android Wear and smartwatches as a whole, more attainable for all. The broad customisation options it’s prepared to offer consumers, premium design and impeccably low price...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2 review: The smartwatch, simplified

 

No more and no less than a basic, reasonably priced Android Wear smartwatch

Still, the Asus ZenWatch 2 doesn’t pretend to be anything but a low-cost, stylish Android Wear smartwatch, and at that job it succeeds well. It looks stylish, it doesn’t cost much and the improvements to battery life are a major bonus.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Asus ZenWatch 2 May 1st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew Mobile 0

 

If you're curious about the fuss surrounding smartwatches but don't want to spend a fortune on one, the ZenWatch 2 could be worth checking out.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Computex: Asus ZenWatch 2 initial impressions

 

A swift look at Asus' updated wearable

The Asus ZenWatch 2 features a number of sensors for tracking activities such as running and cycling.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Asus ZenWatch 2 review

 

The ZenWatch 2 is a competent but unexciting smartwatch that lacks the smooth performance and stylish looks of its mainstream peers. Nonetheless, it deserves at least a little attention thanks to its fair price and a battery that effortlessly lasts for...

Long battery life, slim case, affordable, works with Android and iOS smartphones

Questionable performance, limited fitness features, gigantic bezels

Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2 review

 

The ZenWatch 2 is a decent purchase, but there are a lot of Android watches with slicker style and more power.

Is the ZenWatch 2 a success or failure? It does offer refinements over last year’s model in the areas of battery and customization — specifically size, color, and wristband. The ZenWatch 2 is a good watch, in fact, and perhaps even a great one,...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenWatch 2

 

The Asus ZenWatch 2 smartwatch is more refined than its predecessor, but Android Wear continues to lag behind the competition.

Relatively inexpensive. Lightweight. Decent battery life.

Reflective display. Too much bezel. Bulky. Stiff leather band. Android Wear remains clumsy to navigate.

Conclusions If you like the look of the Apple Watch, but don't want to plunk down at least $300 to get it, the Asus ZenWatch 2 is a decent alternative. The similarities, however, are only skin deep. Functionality-wise, the Asus ZenWatch 2 is about as...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Beige, Grey / Beige, Silver / Black / Blue / Brown / Dark Metallic / Grey / Orange / Pink gold / Silver
Band material:Leather / Metal / Rubber / Stainless steel
Colour of product:Black, Brown, Stainless steel / Multi / Silver
Housing colour:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Blue, Dark metallic / Black, Silver / Dark Metallic / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Pink gold / Silver / Stainless steel
Housing material:Stainless steel
Removable strap:Y
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y
Shape:Rectangular / Square
Splash proof:Y
Watch glass type:Crystal
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display diagonal:3.68 / 4.14
Display Resolution:280 x 280 / 320 x 320
Display Technology:AMOLED
Display Type:AMOLED
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android, iOS
Operating system installed:Android Wear 2.0
Pixel density:273
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1200
Processor Manufacturer:QUALCOMM
Processor Model:SNAPDRAGON 400
Touchscreen:Y

Other features

Colour of product:Black, Brown, Stainless steel / Silver
Protection features:Water Resistant

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
USB port:N / No / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery Capacity:290 / 300 / 380 / 400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):1.1
Battery Life:36 / 46 / 53.7 / 66.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (Bluetooth on):60
Wireless Charging:N

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Display diagonal:2.69 / 3.68 / 4.14
Display Resolution:280 x 280 / 320 x 320
Display Technology:AMOLED
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
FM radio:N
Gyroscope: Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Languages support:English
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android 4.3 / Android, iOS
Operating system installed:Android Wear 2.0
Pixel density:273 / 278
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1200
Processor Manufacturer:QUALCOMM
Processor Model:SNAPDRAGON 400
Protection features:Water Resistant
Speakerphone:Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.72 / 37.2 / 4.52 / 4.96 / 45.2 / 49.6
Thickness:1.09 / 1.18 / 1.19
Weight:50 / 60 / 77
Width:3.72 / 37.2 / 4.07 / 4.52 / 40.7 / 45.2