Asus already has the ZenWatch powered by Google’s Android Wear, and is widely believed to be working on a second-generation smartwatch. A new report out of Taiwan though claims that the company is likely to ditch Google’s smartwatch OS, in a bid to boost battery life.According to FocusTaiwan, Asus plans on using its own operating system so as to combat the average battery life currently plaguing Android Wear smartwatches. As per rumors, the company is aiming at developing a smartwatch boasting seven days of battery life. While not a lot is known about the smartwatch, the report claims that it will be powered by a MediaTek chipset, which is still under development. Also Read - Motorola mistakenly outs next generation Moto 360 on Twitter
Asus however doesn’t intend to completely do away with the Android Wear and is planning an iterative upgrade to the ZenWatch powered by a Google’s OS. The new smartwatch may come with an option to choose between two operating systems. The first crop of Android Wear watches are mostly plagued by average battery life that would prompt the users to charge the watches every day. Also Read - Empty Apple Watch boxes being sold on eBay demand more money than some Android Wear smartwatches!