Asus is releasing the OTA update for its ZenWatch 3 and Security Fixes for the Asus ZenWatch 2, bringing in exciting features for the wearables.
Apart from exciting new features, the latest OTA update also comes with the December 2016, Android Security fix. The updates for the Asus wearables are OTA or over the air ones and will reach all the devices gradually.
It is not long since the Asus ZenWatch 3 has been released, and so it is surprising that it is now getting its major update. The update brings in some fixes as well as some interesting features.
Tweaks and Fixes
Android Wear 2.0 is only being released in early 2017, according to rumors. However, this has not stopped ASUS from releasing some major updates for its wearables. ASUS has released a major OTA update for the Asus ZenWatch 2 and the Asus ZenWatch 3. The new updates come with interesting and exciting new features.
Changelog for ZenWatch 3
The changes brought about by the new updates for the ZenWatch 3 seem to be quite substantial. There are fixes offered or the Bluetooth and the Wi Fi connection. The charging and the discharging related notifications have been removed. Translations have been updated to various languages. It now offers support for the ECO mode, a setting for the ZenWatch 3.
More Customization for ZenWatch 3
For those who need features to customize their wearables, there is some good news. ASUS has brought in a Button setting that allows users to customize their wearable. The new update also offers additional themes to apply on the built in watch face, namely, Aureole, the Golden Era, the Silver Ribbon, the Ostra, the Geometry, the Signature and the Cruise.
Update for Asus ZenWatch 2
Though the ZenWatch 3 seems to have received more exciting features, the Asus ZenWatch also gets an update, though it only consists of security fixes for the month of December 2016. However, something is better than nothing and a security fix is important for the wearable.
Getting it Right
The Asus ZenWatch 3 was one of the few Android Wear smartwatches that launched in the later half of 2016. It is perhaps the first Android Wear watch that got everything right, from the design to the price. The ZenWatch 3 has a round AMOLED display at 1.39 inches and comes with a resolution of 400 x 400. It is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100, an optimized processor from Qualcomm for wearables. All this was offered at an amazing price of $299.
All that was underwhelming about the Asus ZenWatch 2 has been jettisoned in the ZenWatch 3. It is ergonomically better and offers an improved performance. It runs on a processor that is customized for devices like the ZenWatch 3. It enables charging of the device up to 60$ within 15 minutes and a single charge allows usage for two days. It is an industry-leading device that offers 95% accuracy in counting steps, according to claims by Asus.