Earlier today Asus took the wraps off the ZenWatch 2. Amid improved water/dust resistance, a revamped design, and the addition of a new smaller size was the promise that the device could offer improved battery life as well. Although Asus didn’t initially reveal any further details, reportedly an Asus spokesperson has since clarified the device will offer about double the original’s battery life, which should translate into about 3 to 4 days of battery power.
If that’s not enough juice for you, Asus will also reportedly offer an external battery extender that could add another half day’s charge. The add-on battery is said to plug into the magnetic charging port on the back of the watch. Considering how easy it should be to attach/detach this, it’s possible you could buy multiple of these battery extenders for situations where you need to push your battery for a day or two longer than normal. It is worth noting that the optional battery will only work with the larger version of the watch, and not the more slender model.
One of the biggest weaknesses for wearable devices is battery life, and while devices like the Pebble manage to still get around 5-7 days (or sometimes slightly longer) on a charge, they do so by having less power intensive specs and displays. If Asus can really deliver a powerful smart watch that offers 3-4 day life and can be pushed even into the 5-day territory with an optional b think of the Zenwatch 2attery pack — they may have a winner on their hands.
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