ASUS ZenWatch successor not coming until 2016

ASUS ZenWatchASUS launched the ASUS ZenWatch (pictured above) at IFA 2014. The watch was well received and is now available in a number of markets including the U.S. (but not Canada unfortunately). Company CEO Jerry Shen late last year apparently confirmed that a Zenwatch successor was coming but would not launch until sometime in Q3 2015. It now appears that this launch date may have been pushed out into 2016.

While visiting India for the launch of the new ASUS ZenFone 2, Shen reportedly told NDTV Gadgets that the watch was in development but would not launch this year after all. He added that the original ZenWatch is being used by the company to test market reception. Lessons learned will be applied to its Zenwatch successor with extending battery life and improving battery life being two areas of focus.

Shen also revealed that two different versions are planned. One will be aimed at men while the other will be for women. He provided no additional details so it remains to be seen if the differences will be more than cosmetic ones like colours. Will the two watches differ in size or perhaps even in style?

He also reconfirmed that the company is working on its own wearables operating system but that it plans on also continuing to offer Android Wear devices. The new ASUS OS is likely the one recently seen powering the upcoming ASUS VivoWatch.

Source : NDTV Gadgets