ASUS' ZenWatch 2 launches in the Google Store

ASUS ZenWatch 2

Want a brand new Android Wear smartwatch while sticking to a tight budget? It's your lucky day. The Google Store has started carrying ASUS' ZenWatch 2, which offers the latest Android experience while starting at a very frugal $149 US. You don't have the full selection of straps or case colors -- sorry, no Milanese band here. However, you can pick from either a moderately-sized 45mm silver body with an aqua blue rubber strap, or a large 49mm gunmetal case with a wristband in navy blue leather. Either wearable will give you improved weather resistance and as much as 66 hours of use between charges. The ZenWatch 2 isn't as posh-looking as the new Moto 360 or the 2nd Edition LG Watch Urbane, but you probably won't mind when you're going to save a wad of cash.