ASUS is gearing up to launch the VivoWatch, the successor to the good-looking ZenWatch that was powered by Android Wear and developed in partnership with Google.
The VivoWatch release has been attracting headlines given its amazing 10-day battery life as against just two days that the ZenWatch promised.
Capable of performing functions like heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking and a range of fitness-centric functions, the VivoWatch boasts of a stainless steel body with an IP67 rating against water and dust.
Another unique feature of the VivoWatch is the display. It contains a black and white screen which has surely been designed to conserve battery life and which can be viewed in all kinds of light conditions.
Endgadget believes that the VivoWatch may not be powered by Android Wear, which leads us to believe that Asus may have worked out its own operating system to power the gadget or entered a deal with another firm.
With other smartwatches like Pebble Time and Fitbit Surge offering equally long bettery life, price could be a determining factor on which smartwatch could dominate the market in the coming days.
We will not have to wait long for further details to emerge on the VivoWatch.