ASUS isn’t going to let Apple win the smartwatch war without a fight. The Taiwanese-based giant has now released its second smartwatch, called the VivoWatch. VivoWatch differs from the earlier Zen Watch in that it features exclusive VivoPulse technology which uses the watch’s built-in optical sensor to continuously and accurately monitor your heart rate without the need for a chest strap. VivoWatch then uses these ultra-precise heart rate measurements to determine the number of calories you’ve burned each day as well as provide information on your sleep and exercise quality.
Another big plus that the VivoWatch offers is its extremely long 10 hour battery life. There just aren’t many smartwatches out there that can boast having a long lasting battery, including the Apple Watch. VivoWatch is also meant to be durable and can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes, so you can wear it all day, even when showering. VivoWatch is a must-have watch for those who are looking for a smartwatch with robust health tracking features. Sure, it may not have a color LED screen but it more than makes up for it with its extensive fitness sensors.