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IFA 2014: Asus Has A Zen Moment

IFA 2014: Asus Has A Zen Moment Zenwatch runs Google’s new Android Wear and the ASUS ZenUI user interface. 



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The new smartwatch that looks very much like a regular watch, pairs with a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher. 


Asus’ first wearable has  a 2.5D curved glass touchscreen, stitched-leather strap and a selection of instantly-changeable software watch faces.

Its also got fitness creds – personal wellness manager and an integrated 9-axis sensor. 

The ZenUI Wellness app lets users monitor steps taken, calories burned, activity duration, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation level. Users can set and monitor personal fitness goals.

Other smart features, include Watch Unlock, Tap Tap, Remote Camera, Cover to Mute, Find My Phone and Presentation Control. 

Asus also revved up its PC line up for 2014-15 with new Ultrabooks, MEMO Pads and a Windows notebook. 

Zenbook UX305 

The world’s slimmest Ultrabook- 13.3-inch QHD+ laptop, the Zenbook UX305, runs Intel Core M processor, and QHD+ resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. The all-aluminum Ultrabook is 12.3mm thin and weighs 1.2kg. 


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There’s a new Obsidian Stone color with Zenbook’s signature spun-metal finish, or Ceramic Alloy shade. 


EeeBook X205

The new 11.6-inch notebook has a full-size keyboard, large touchpad, powered by a quad core Intel Atom processor and runs Windows 8.1 with Bing. 

MeMO Pad 7

The new MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C) 7-inch Android tablet powered by an Intel Atom 64-bit quad-core processor, and the design was inspired by clutch bags. 

Available in a range of three cool colours – Burgundy Red, Champagne Gold and Gentle Black.

There’s Wi-Fi-only and 4G LTE version (ME572CL) version, the latter is powered by an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem for fast web browsing, streaming.

Note: There is currently no Australian pricing or on-shelf information for the new Asus gear, yet.