Google may be about to lose one of its original Android Wear hardware partners. The hit-and-miss Digitimes reports that ASUS may be about to discontinue its line of ZenWatch smartwatches due to disappointing sales. According to supply chain sources, ASUS is only shipping between 5,000 and 6,000 units of its ZenWatch family of devices per month. Asus unveiled the original ZenWatch […]
IFA 2016: ASUS ZenWatch 3 unveiled
As expected, ASUS today unveiled its latest smartwatch at IFA 2016. As rumours suggested, the ASUS ZenWatch 3 does away with the rectangular display for a round one. Other significant upgrades over previous models include the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor which is designed specifically for such devices and the new ZenFit app. The ASUS ZenWatch 3 sports a jewelry-grade stainless […]
Leaked photos confirm Asus ZenWatch 3’s round display?
The evidence continues to mount that the upcoming ASUS ZenWatch 3 will drop its predecessors’ rectangular display in favour of a round one. An FCC label illustration discovered last week clearly shows a round case design. A confidentiality request kept the FCC from posting any photos but some showed up briefly on China’s National Communications Commission website presumably by mistake. They were available long enough […]
FCC confirms upcoming round-faced ASUS ZenWatch 3
ASUS unveiled its ZenWatch 2 last year at IFA 2015. It was among a dwindling number of manufacturers to stick with a rectangular – albeit curved AMOLED – display for its smartwatch. Recent FCC documents now suggest that the ZenWatch collection is about to get its first round-faced model. A closer look at those documents reveals that the device bearing model number QWI503Q appears to be none other […]
New smartwatches coming with next ASUS and Lenovo press events?
Both ASUS and Lenovo have announced upcoming press events. First up will be ASUS’ Zenvolution 3 which kicks off on May 30th as part of Computex 2016 with a livestreamed keynote. Lenovo will follow that up with its second annual Lenovo TechWorld event on June 9th which will also feature a livestreamed keynote event. Could one or both events feature new smartwatches? […]
Android Wear 1.4 now rolling out to ASUS ZenWatch 2
The reach of the latest version of Android Wear continues to grow. Last week came word that the update had begun to land on the Huawei Watch. It’s the ASUS ZenWatch 2’s turn this week. The update appears to have started a few days ago in a limited fashion. Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Android Wear 1.4 comes with new gestures, additional voice commands, […]
Asus ZenWatch 2 now available at Best Buy Canada
Best Buy Canada is quickly establishing itself as a go-to location to pick up your next wearable device. It already offers a range of fitness trackers as well as smartwatches like the Moto 360 and Pebble Time (and upcoming Pebble Time Round). Starting today, you can also pick up the ASUS ZenWatch 2 at your local Best Buy store. Simplify your […]
ASUS releases ZenWatch FaceDesigner app to create watch faces
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 launched on the Google Store and other retailers in the U.S. earlier this week. If none of the included watch faces appeal to you, ASUS has released an app that just might be able to get you exactly the one you want. Aptly called the ZenWatch FaceDesigner, it lets you design custom watch faces for its latest smartwatch as well […]