Asus wants its next smartwatch to have a seven day battery life

Asus’s Zenwatch many have only just been released, but Asus Chairman Jonney Shih has expressed his dissatisfaction with the watch’s design. He wants the company’s next smartwatch to be a big improvement, and has already laid out goals he wants to achieve.

Speaking at Asus’s end of 2014 party, Shih said that there is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to smartwatches. Shih wants that improvement to involve simplifying the processor and the operating system so that the Zenwatch 2 last seven days, instead of two.

TechRadar points out that the Zenwatch runs on Android Wear, a system where manufacturers have very little control. That means if Shih wants to simplify the OS of the Zenwatch 2 in any significant way, the company might have to ditch Android Wear and release a smartwatch with an in-house OS.

But TechRadar does point out that Shih is generally a very cheerful person, so his words could be more of an optimistic view of 2015, rather than concrete plans. We’ll have to wait and see, but hearing executives stating that battery life needs improving will always be a good thing.

For now, all we know is that Asus will be releasing a new smartwatch in Q3 of this year. We’ll keep you updated if any new information pops up.

Tom Pritchard