Asus VivoWatch announced, features a dust and water resistant stainless steel design with an extended 10 day battery life.
Asus has unveiled a new fitness focussed smartwatch called Asus VivoWatch that features a stainless steel body. The company hasn’t yet revealed the launch date, pricing or specifications of the Vivowatch.
The Asus VivoWatch has an IP67 certification rating making it dust and water resistant. The wearable has a black and white display mode to save the power with a green LED light strip below. It comes with sleep tracking and heart-rate monitoring features. More details about the watch are expected some time during Milan Design week.
Based on the images, the Asus Vivowatch is most likely not running Google’s Android Wear OS. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih has been teasing about the device for its long lasting battery, which according to reports can last up to 10 days on a single charge.
The company has been working on a new power efficient OS for wearables that will help company achieve longer battery life. Asus’s next rumored ZenWatch 2 is expected to run on the new power saving OS. [Read: Asus’ next ZenWatch will feature a 7-day battery life] –
“The major concern is about saving power,” Shen was reported as saying. “We will continue to work with Google on Android Wear, and we will have another [ZenWatch] that is not based on Android Wear and features a longer battery life.”
Recently Vector had announced two new smartwatches with an extended 30 day battery life, i.e. 10 times more than the Apple Watch. The smartwatches called Luna and the Meridian were unveiled at the Baselworld show in Switzerland and come with a low-powered OS that improves the wearables battery life. The smartwatches are available for pre-order from the company’s website.