The ASUS ZenWatch 3

ASUS might be shuttering the ZenWatch line, this was recently alluded by a report in Chinese daily @DigiTimes. The smartwatch line by ASUS was originally launched in 2014 with the latest iteration, the ZenWatch 3 only recently released in the November or 2016 featuring a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC coupled with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The article states that the shipments of the ZenWatch family products from the supply chain total ~5,00-6,000 units a month on an average. In fact, the article alleges that the company has outsourced production of the ZenWatch 3 to Pegatron. Even through all this, the company is not abandoning its smartwatch user base by assuring that both the ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3 would receive the Android Wear 2.0 update.

Now it appears that the company is keeping to its word and has started seeding the update for the ZenWatch 3. ASUS UK has confirmed that this is indeed the case and the update should have commenced from the 15th of May. More countries are expected to be covered by the update in the coming days.

https://twitter.com/ASUSUK/status/864492209919361025

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The ZenWatch 2 update should be rolling out by the month end as well if ASUS is intent on keeping its word. Either way, this is a good development and more companies should go in this direction of maintaining their products even after they have reached EoL (End of Life) status. This also makes ASUS one of the few companies apart from Huawei which have brought the latest update to an older Android wearable.

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