Asus is reportedly done with Android Wear


  • JD


  • Leif Shantz

    What about existing ZW 2 and 3 owners expecting Android Wear 2.0? Can they just update the watches before dropping the mic?

  • Francois Nguyen

    Unsurprising, since NO ONE in general wants a smartwatch (whichever the model). Crap battery life, no killer app (fitness app and silent notifications alone are NOT incentives to buy one), often-non-customizable bands: smartwatches in their current form are a niche product and will remain so.

    • Jim Thibault

      Guess my name is “NO ONE”
      Yes for me “silent notifications” is enough.
      Got to wear a watch anyway for you know to tell the time.

    • Jason

      I guess you never heard of Pebble. 1 week battery, apps to build your own screen, universal 22mm watch band, costs about $120. I agree Android Ware is far too expensive and thats why its failing.

    • Francois Nguyen

      Actually, the OG Pebble is my 1st smartwatch lol. I used it for 3 years and bought it three times. I gave up after multiple screen tearing on all generations of the OG Pebble (the Kickstarter edition, the 2nd edition and the last edition).

      I currently have a LG Urbane v1 on Wear 2.0 and a Samsung Gear S2 classic.

      The problem is, I’m the only one who buys these kind of products in my neighborhood/family/work place… NO ONE else is interested in buying one.

      And now, Pebble as a company doesn’t exist anymore…

  • Whome

    Most of them are just to expensive. Very satisfied with my Galaxy Fit 2 and was a lot less than a smartwatch with most of the same features.

  • Jason

    I miss Pebble…

  • Smanny

    I would have never concidered Asus as a major smart watch player. The original Asus ZenWatch never came to Canada. The first two Asus ZenWatch’s were square. Their latest ZenWatch 3 was round and nice looking. But their watch band was proprietary, so users couldn’t easily change the band themselves.

    There has been a number of new Android Wear smart watches that were recently been released. Like Mont Blanc, Huawei watch 2, and Casio WSD-F20 was released in Canada.

    • Roger

      Yep. I wanted to get the ZW 3, but their proprietary band was the showstopper for me.

  • aguy

    I hope this serves as a wake-up call to Google. Tizen has just overtaken Android Wear in market share this past quarter. I really want a decent Android Wear smartwatch, but I’m just tired of being a beta tester for Google. It’s been almost three years since the first Android Wear was born, and Android Wear still feels half baked, and loaded with bugs, battery drain and connection issues, incoherent UX….etc.