Lots of smartwatches try to be the total package, offering fitness tracking, color displays, music controls, smartphone notifications, and more. In their quest to be the total package, though, many smartwatches have battery life that lasts just a day or two. That’s where more focused devices like the ASUS VivoWatch come in.
The ASUS VivoWatch is a fitness-focused wearable device that is said to be capable of getting 10 days of battery life on a single charge. The VivoWatch also has a stainless steel body that’s IP67-rated for resistance to dust and water, as well as typical fitness features like a heart rate monitor and sleep tracking. Other details on the device are fairly light, but it looks to have a black and white display — which would contribute to its long battery life — with a color bar beneath it.
Obviously the fitness tracker market is already crowded with competitors like Fitbit, Jawbone, Pebble, and more, and so ASUS is going to have to make its VivoWatch stand out somehow if it wants the device to get attention. That 10-day battery life claim will help, but we’ll have to wait for pricing info before we’re able to form an opinion on what kind of success the VivoWatch might see. ASUS says that more details will be revealed at Milan Design Week, which gets underway on April 14, so it may not be long before we know more.