Zenwatch 2 announced

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  1. PereDroid

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    No thoughts on the second iteration of this watch??

    This was on my short list for my next watch. I knew Asus would nail it.

    However, I'm kind of disappointed. I mean, I LOVE the thinness, I love the form factor...the rounded edges... but....but...

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    The bezel my god... the bezel!!!! I was REALLY hoping it was going to be smaller on the Z2.
    My G Watch has a little less bezel.
    I will have to see one in person, but now I am suddenly much more interested in what the 360 x2 is going to look like.
     
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    I am waiting for more specs before I decide if I am going to ditch my galaxy gear for this one
     
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    What's the deal with Sony and bezels, anyway?
     
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    I don't like the bezel either..
     
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    I'm interested to see more about the specs, though it won't be unveiled until IFA in September.

    I'm mainly interested in fitness, and IMO any watch without stand-alone wifi and GPS, at a minimum, is a non-starter. I'd like a heart rate monitor, too, but I can get that reliably enough on the treadmill or eliptical at the gym.

    So far, for me, the only real competition appears to be the Sony Smartwatch 3. One of the few (only?) ones to have standalone GPS, inexplicably. And, sorry, not interested in these OEM's using their own OS. There are only a handful of good Android Wear fitness apps out there, so a proprietary OS is going to be a non-starter.
     
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    I don't care about GPS or WiFi.

    Viva la difference!
     
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    I want a standalone fitness device with weightlifting app (which eliminates all the other fitness trackers)...so, yeah, no GPS or wifi are deal breakers. Their exclusion from most smartwatches is, again, purely a cost/profit decision.

    IMO, the smartwatch platform is following the same model as phones where the tech could be trickled out much less slowly, but is held back so they can entice you to keep upgrading.
     
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    I didn't mean to imply you DIDN'T need. I certainly understand why someone would want those features.
    I just use a mirror and a scale to track my workout. :D
     
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    I got more work to do before subjecting myself to frequent use of a mirror and scale.
     
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    I prefer to look at the mirror in the dark. I don't mind the scale, but the weight isn't exactly evenly distributed.
     
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