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Asus ZenWatch 2 review: It convinced me to wear a smartwatch every day

Florence Ion | Oct. 16, 2015
It's a solid, stylish device with a battery that lasts the entire workday.

A better Wear watch than the rest

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It pairs nicely with the rest of my wearables. Credit: Florence Ion

It’s nice to see so much variety in the Android Wear space these days—and that women are finally getting watches catered to their smaller wrists. It’s been frustrating being a diehard Android user through this wearable evolution because I’ve had trouble finding something that not only worked well, but looked good enough to wear with everything.

The ZenWatch 2 is not the best Android Wear watch on the market, but it’s definitely in second place—after the second-generation Moto 360. There are some visual refinements Asus needs to work on before it’s truly a stunner. It needs to cut away at that bezel and either make the watch a little smaller or increase the size of the display. Also, there needs to be an easier way to figure out how many styles and options Asus offers—otherwise, it’ll get eclipsed by the Moto 360 and its variety of customization options.

If you’re into the idea of a rectangular watch, you should consider the ZenWatch 2 in either size. It’s a seriously stylish Android Wear device that lasts throughout the entire workday. It also starts at $150, so it’s one of the more affordable Wear watches for those of you who aren’t completely sold on the idea of wearables just yet.

 

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