As the tech blog Engadget reports, Asus will present a new smartwatch at the Milan Design Week starting on Tuesday. In advance, the colleagues got their hands on some initial information and a picture of the gadget.
According to the report, VivoWatch will be able to boast a battery life of up to 10 days, among other things. An AMOLED panel could be responsible for this, which consumes no energy when displaying the color black. Because as can be seen in the illustration of the gadget, hardly any colored content is shown on the display – apart from a narrow bar at the bottom. This, in conjunction with software designed for long battery life, could certainly ensure decent endurance.
The US tech blog also reports that Asus has focused on physical exercise in its VivoWatch. This can also be seen quite clearly on the press render. Engadget says that a heart rate sensor is installed and that the wearable can analyze the sleep behavior of the user. The housing of the device should be made of stainless steel and to a certain degree be protected against dust and water according to IP67 certification.
While there is currently no further information on VivoWatch, speak rumors from the beginning of the year that Windows could be used as the operating system. This doesn't seem that far-fetched – "Vivo" is the label under which Asus publishes products with the OS from Redmond. The company has recently put the “Zen” stamp on Android smartphones and smartwatches, for example the ZenFone 2 or its Zenwatch.
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