Android Wear 2.0 update has started to roll out to the Asus ZenWatch 3

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  • Razvan Zamfir

    Sorry Google/OEMs, you really dropped the ball on Wear 2.0. I’ve kept my moto 360 sport in a drawer waiting and waiting to get the update. Finally, I sold it for 150 and grabbed the pebble time steel for the same price on Amazon during the price drop and I never looked back. I get my a decent health tracker, great notification system and 7 days battery (!!!!). The only smart watch i haven’t tried is the iWatch which i won’t touch with a 10ft pole (though ironically, some people confused my pebble to an iWatch), but none of them work for me as well as the Pebble.

    I’m really sad of the demise of Pebble, but getting this little guy at 150 price point was a steal and I’ll likely use it for a long time. I’d recommend anyone to give it a try if you can.

  • Daniel Szilagyi

    I had the OG 360 for 2 years and it served me well and was useful however it crapped out and I decided to upgrade to something better and more modern.
    got the Huawei watch 2 and it’s absolutely amazing, 2.0 is such a huge difference and while I think there is a few UX problems with it on the whole it’s a much needed improvement.
    The fact that I can type from my watch to answer a text and several other small features make it a joy to have, plus I don’t feel like I’m so strapped down to the phone

    • My OG Moto 360 crapped out randomly too. What a terrible piece of hardware. I’m jealous of your new watch. I am waiting for NFC.

    • Daniel Szilagyi

      I worked with a startup doing some UI/UX for that watch on their app, so I got to play with it for like a good week before I got my own.
      I knew the OG 360 wasn’t too good even at the time when I got it, but for the price when it was cheap is a good entry into smartwatches.

    • Felix

      I still wear my OG 360 daily. Battery life isn’t as good as it once was, but it has held up great. Trying to figure out which watch to get next though. Really want the LG watch sport to come to Canada, but it’s either the zenwatch 3 or Huawei Watch 2. Any suggestions?

    • Daniel Szilagyi

      my 360 literally just bite the dust, I’m not sure if it’s the charger but it doesn’t want to power on or charge at all at this point.
      Also the backing has a large crack since it’s glass, which could be the problem…
      But it was a great first gen watch.

      I’d say if you just want a solid Android Wear 2.0 experience get the OG Huawei watch, it’s classy and more than fast enough and has all the extras.
      I love my Huawei Watch 2, runs super well and with my use I get about 2 days pushing without a charge ( that’s with motion gestures, wi-fi and bluetooth and NFC all turned on ) I’d say see if you can try them on and then go from there if you want something that’s more recent though

    • Felix

      Thanks. I watched some reviews and went with the zenwatch since I love how it looks and it was cheaper. I know, no nfc or heart rate, but bank doesn’t offer android pay compatible cards so I have no reason for that and have never used the heart rate sensor on my 360. Hopefully I don’t regret it!

    • Daniel Szilagyi

      I think you’ll like it, they just pushed the 2.0 update to that watch as well. I’d be curious about NFC on the watch for payments but I guess I need to like open a new account with a different bank :/ (shakes fist at RBC)

  • I can’t wait for the update to hit all devices. It’s taking forever, as a developer, it’s frustrating.