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Asus ZenWatch 2 (45MM) Smartwatch

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ZenWatch 2 (45MM)
The Asus ZenWatch 2 (45MM) is a smartwatch with a 1.5 inch touchscreen color AMOLED display, compatible with iOS, Android and includes step counting, sleep tracking, calories burned.
Description
The Asus ZenWatch 2 (45MM) is a smartwatch with a 1.5 inch touchscreen color AMOLED display, compatible with iOS, Android and includes step counting, sleep tracking, calories burned.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of use

Ease of use

Considers how easy it is to access core device functions and perform key tasks, such as accessing messages, calendars and alarms, and app notifications, as well as pair the smartwatch with another device for the first time. Display performance under various lighting conditions also factors into this score.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Indicates features that increase a smartwatch's utility or capabilities. These include how many sensors it has, if it has cellular connectivity, can you make and receive calls at-wrist, does it have inactivity alerts, GPS tracking, and other useful features.

 /  5
Step count accuracy

Step count accuracy

How accurately did the smartwatch count our testers actual steps.

 /  5
Heart-rate monitor accuracy

Heart-rate monitor accuracy

How accurately did the smartwatch measure our testers actual heart rate.

 /  5
Scratch test

Scratch test

Durability is a greater concern for smartwatches than for any other personal electronics device because, by design, they’re exposed to the elements and are vulnerable to any hazards that your arms encounter. We use the Mohs scale, which compares the scratch resistance of minerals relative to one another using 10 minerals of increasing hardness as reference points. It rates talc as 1 and goes all the way up to diamond at a 10 rating. Our score is a reflection on how well the smartwatch crystal performed on the Mohs test, as well as against other smartwatches in our Ratings.

 /  5
Water resistance test

Water resistance test

How resistant the watch is to submersion in water, as tested by subjecting the device to a water pressure equivalent to the depth the manufacturer claims the smartwatch can withstand.

 /  5
Ease of interaction

Ease of interaction

An evaluation of the steps necessary to access core device functions and perform key tasks, such as accessing messages, calendars and alarms, and app notifications.

 /  5
Readability in bright light

Readability in bright light

How easy it is to read the display (time, texts, etc.) under bright lighting conditions, such as in sunlight.

 /  5
Readability in low light

Readability in low light

How is easy it is to read the display (time, texts, etc.) in relative darkness, indoors or at night.

 /  5
Ease of pairing

Ease of pairing

An assessment of the steps necessary for pairing the smartwatch with another device for the first time.

 /  5

About

The Asus ZenWatch 2 (45MM) is part of the Smartwatches test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Smartwatches models like the ZenWatch 2 (45MM) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of use Considers how easy it is to access core device functions and perform key tasks, such as accessing messages, calendars and alarms, and app notifications, as well as pair the smartwatch with another device for the first time. Display performance under various lighting conditions also factors into this score.

Versatility Indicates features that increase a smartwatch's utility or capabilities. These include how many sensors it has, if it has cellular connectivity, can you make and receive calls at-wrist, does it have inactivity alerts, GPS tracking, and other useful features.

Step count accuracy How accurately did the smartwatch count our testers actual steps.

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