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Asus Zenwatch / WI500Q

Asus Zenwatch / WI500Q
alaScore 86

279 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 reviews of Asus Zenwatch / WI500Q. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Asus Zenwatch / WI500Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Zenwatch / WI500Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Asus Zenwatch / WI500Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus ZenWatch Smart WatchAsus ZenWatch Smart Watch

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenWatch (Wi500Q) Smartwatch Review

 

Timeless design, short on time. The Asus ZenWatch offers both an upscale design as well as high-end materials without the use of plastic. The smartwatch offers quite a few useful additional features as well. Although the battery capacity is not that...

High-end materials, Watch band is replaceable (22 mm), Heart rate sensor works well, Cool application features, Current version of Android Wear

Movement is not always recognized correctly, IP certification could be better, Readability in direct sunlight is not great, Battery life is not very long

All things considered, the Asus ZenWatch (Wi500Q) is quite an impressive smartwatch. We really appreciate the high quality materials like stainless steel and leather, which make the smartwatch look more elegant and less like a high tech gadget. We also...

Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ZenWatch review

 

Its tasteful design and thrifty price (for an Android Wear smartwatch) may turn heads, but Asus' first Android Wear watch disappoints with an uncomfortable wristband and inconvenient sensor placement.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

ASUS ZenWatch review: subtle and stylish, with a few shortcomings

 

ASUS's first Android Wear watch is one of the most stylish we've seen, and feels great on the wrist, to boot. Unfortunately, it suffers from mediocre battery life, an erratic heart monitor and an unsightly bezel surrounding the screen. In the end,...

Handsome, understated design ; Feels good on your wrist ; Inexpensive compared to competing models

Mediocre battery life ; Clasp can get in the way of clothes ; Heart rate monitor isn't always reliable

There's still no such thing as a perfect Android Wear watch, but ASUS' first offering sadly doesn't do much to stand above the crowd. The ZenWatch's design is the biggest reason to own one -- it's subtly stylish and comfortable in a way that other...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Asus ZenWatch review

 

Smartwatches have a pretty bad reputation for being ugly, mini computers that prioritize function far above form. Much of that criticism is deserved — just look at the first two Android Wear...

Great looking design ; Bright display ; Comfortable to wear

Inaccurate step counting ; Short battery life ; Android Wear still needs work

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Asus ZenWatch

 

Asus ZenWatch brings the luxury tradition of fine watchmaking to Android Wear, with an elegant, detail-focused design and use of high-quality materials. It is designed for supreme comfort, with a soft genuine stitched-leather strap and quick-release...

Thanks to its integrated 9-axis sensor, ZenWatch is also a fully-featured wellness manager. The companion Asus ZenUI Wellness app lets users monitor and track a range of wellness statistics including steps taken, calories burned, activity duration,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (tomsguide.com)

Asus ZenWatch WI500Q Review

 

If you've already decided that you want to buy an Android Wear watch, Asus's ZenWatch WI500Q should be near the top of your list because of its attractive looks, solid value and bright screen. Fitness fanatics may also want to consider the $250 Moto...

Attractive design ; Bright screen ; Good value versus competitors

Limited functionality ; Too much swiping ; Insecure clasp

Asus's first Android Wear watch has a premium design and bright screen but Google's limited operating system holds it back.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

ASUS ZenWatch review

 

From the start, the Android Wear community quickly split into two factions. There are fans of the round watch, a form currently populated only by the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. Then there's the square camp, which is everyone else. The original LG G...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Darrell Etherington (techcrunch.com)

Asus ZenWatch Review

 

Asus has entered the Android Wear fray, with a smartwatch that features a bold design, even though it opts for a rectangular face, and materials and looks that might make it the closest we've seen yet from the Android camp to resembling an Apple Watch....

Excellent design ; Best strap out of the box of any Android Wear device

Still too large for smaller wrists ; Whole lotta bezel

Asus easily has one of the top two Android Wear devices out there, alongside the G Watch R. Both make very different design choices, however, which means they will probably appeal to different buyers. The ZenWatch’s look is likely to be more...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Darren Orf (gizmodo.com)

ASUS ZenWatch Review: The First Smartwatch I'd Wear As a Watch

 

For years, I've wanted a smartwatch: a device that would blend style with digital convenience. Unfortunately, the first crop of smartwatches have predominantly been bulky pieces of plastic and glass for which adjectives like "elegant" seem...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Asus ZenWatch review: Fashion and function start to find balance

 

Apart from the Nexus 7, Asus isn't exactly a household name in mobile. But if the company's new Android Wear smartwatch, the Asus ZenWatch, is any indiciation, it could make a name for itself in wearables. Read on, for Gizmag's review of the most...

That leaves smartwatch-makers to differentiate their products on a hardware level. Asus has done just that, designing a beautiful watch that provides the best blend of style and technology that I've seen in any wearable.

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Beige / Brown / Silver
Band material:Leather / Metal
Color of product:Silver
Housing color:Black, Brown, Stainless steel / Black, Silver / Pink gold, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel
Housing colour:Black, Brown, Stainless steel / Silver / Stainless Steel
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Material:Glass
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y
Shape:Rectangular / Round / Square
Watch glass type:Crystal
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery Capacity:1.4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer

Other Features

Color of product:Silver
Material:Glass
Protection features:Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery Capacity:300 / 340
Battery capacity (Watt hours):1.1 / 1.4
Battery Life:46
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer

Storage

Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y
Band material:Leather
Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Display Diagonal:1.39 / 1.45 / 1.63
Display Resolution:280 x 280 / 320 x 240 / 320 x 320 / 400 x 400
Display Technology:AMOLED
Display Type:AMOLED
FM radio: No
Housing colour:Black, Brown, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP55
Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Operating system installed:Android Wear 1.0 / Android Wear 2.0
Pixel density:273 / 278
Processor:Snapdragon 400
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1200
Processor Manufacturer:Qualcomm
Processor model:Snapdragon 400 / Snapdragon Wear 2100
Protection features:Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Shape:Square
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.866 / 0.984
Depth:1.46 / 1.77 / 1.99 / 2.01
Thickness:0.37 / 0.421 / 0.429
Total length (band + watch):2.95
Weight:1.76 / 2.65
Width:1.57 / 1.77