Smartwatch, these days are becoming more popular rather than smartphones, and when a new wearable is announced, the first question points out how much battery efficiancy it got. For that, Asus will be addessing the answer with a successor to the ZenWatch, gonna deliver up to 7-day life on a charge, up from 2-days currently.
The next ASUS ZenWatch with 7 day battery power news comes directly from the Chairman Jonney Shih, who mentioned it briefly at an end-of-the-year party at ASUS. Followed by, saying that, he also said that both the chipset and the OS should be simplified in order to extend battery life.
Many smartwatches use a Snapdragon 400 chipsets that was officially aimed at mid-range smartphones, but company’s like Qualcomm and MediaTek already notified have dedicated smartwatch SoC. However, Google on the other hand regarding the OS, is pretty much restrictive about what modifications can be made to Android Wear, plus it’s fully blown OS (modified Lollipop currently), and we are not sure what can be done to fix power usage. Alternative way although there, going for a custom OS which ofcourse won’t be a popular move.
Asus has officially announced that it will be launching ZenWatch sequel in Q3 this year, so for now we may see an early version of it at MWC. ZenWatch 2?