comscore Asus ZenWatch 2 Android Wear update with speaker support now rolling out

Asus ZenWatch 2 Android Wear update with speaker support now rolling out

Asus is now seeding a new Android Wear update to its ZenWatch 2 smartwatch. The update brings speaker support for making calls, new gestures and more.

  • Updated: March 21, 2016 4:08 PM IST

Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus on has started rolling out the new Android Wear update for its ZenWatch 2 models, thus, offering improvements and new features in the device. The update to Asus ZenWatch 2 models WI501Q & WI502Q includes a speaker support for making phone calls (WI501Q) when connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, setting audible alarms and hear app notification alerts and sound effects. Also Read - Best Gaming Laptops to get during Flipkart, Amazon Republic Day sales

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Scroll through cards, open apps, return to the watch face, and more with simple and intuitive wrist gestures. With screen dimming gesture the watch instantly turns into ambient mode for extra privacy and reduce battery drain by an intuitive gesture. Also users can now play video and audio messages with apps like Glide or other apps that support these functions. Also Read - Asus unveils 2022 Zenbook line-up with a new foldable display laptop: Check details

When an update to Android Wear software is available, the user will get an automatic notification when the watch is connected to the charger, is within Bluetooth range of the smartphone and the smartphone is connected to the Internet.

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To manually update the device, a user has to pair Asus ZenWatch 2 with a phone running Android 4.3 or iOS 8.2 or higher, open settings > about > system updates and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.

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  • Published Date: March 19, 2016 10:48 AM IST
  • Updated Date: March 21, 2016 4:08 PM IST

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