During IFA 2014 Asus announced that they will be moving into the smartwatch market with the launch of the Asus ZenWatch.

The watch will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a stainless steel design that features a curved glass design.

The watch will also feature a 1.63 inch AMOLED display with a 320 x 320 pixel resolution and a 278 ppi. The watch is also water resistant and features voice control options instead of physical buttons, well apart from one emergency buttons on the back of the watch that allows the user to get back to the gome screen just in case the voice controls don’t work.

There’s also a heart rate monitor on the front of the watch, which can be activated by pressing your finger against the glass. This links with the Wellness app that allows users to track their steps, calories, activities, heart rate and more.

The watch will also be powered by Google’s new Android Wear OS, and will feature a 9-axis sensor.

It is expected to launch by the end of this year costing around £199.

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