Android Wear 2.0 on Asus ZenWatch 2 – When????

After seeing the “press” release from Asus that Android Wear 2.0 will come on early Q2 2017, but a little pessimistic when Google said the roll out would be delayed due to some bugs. I still got a high hope that Asus will roll out the update anytime soon.
Yes, Asus ZenWatch doesn’t have any NFC, but I rarely use that feature even on my NFC Enabled Android Phone. One thing I’d like to see is the ability to use this watch and it’s notification without connecting to my Android. I think this feature would be great. For instance, I could see notification from WhatsApp or Telegram on my Blackberry Passport (that doesn’t support Android Wear but have WhatsApp and Telegram installed on it).
Hope this update would roll out. Delayed is Ok, but please don’t cancel it.

Update April 25th 2017

From Android Wear Google Group:

Hi everyone

 

We announced Android Wear 2.0 a while ago and this post aims to answer some of the most frequent questions and clarifications on which devices Android Wear 2.0 is available.

You can find the announcement and Reddit post here,  but please note also that all Android Wear watches that we launch from  2017 onward,  will be Android Wear 2.0 enabled.

 

Watches that already have Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0 is already available in the following watches:

  • LG Watch Sport

  • LG Watch Style

  • Fossil Q Founder

  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch

  • Tag Heuer Connected

  • Polar M600

  • Fossil Q Wander

  • Fossil Q Marshal

  • Michael Kors ACCESS smartwatches

  • Nixon Mission

  • Huawei Watch 2

  • LG Watch Urbane

  • LG G Watch R

  • New Balance RunIQ

 

To receive this update on your watch, please make sure you have the latest version of the Android Wear app on your phone, by opening the Play Store, searching for “Android Wear”, and opening the app’s Play Store page. If an [Update] button is visible, make sure to update the app. For iOS, you will also need to download Android Wear app here.

 

To successfully receive the update on your watch, please make sure your watch is on its charger overnight and connected to your nearby phone by either bluetooth or Wi-Fi (Android phones only).

If you need more information on how to do this, check this Help Center article.

 

NOTE:

On your phone, the version number is for the Android Wear app and is not the same as your watch.

 

Watches that will receive Android Wear 2.0 end of April/late May –  OTA starts end of April/beginning of May for some manufacturers throughout multiple weeks. Timelines differ per watch and manufacturer.

  • Moto 360 Gen 2

  • Moto 360 Sport

  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

  • Huawei Watch

  • Huawei Watch Ladies

  • Asus ZenWatch 2

  • Asus ZenWatch 3

 

Watches not Android Wear 2.0 compatible

  • LG G Watch

  • Samsung Gear Live

  • Moto 360 v1 (2014)

  • Sony Smartwatch 3

  • Asus ZenWatch v1.

 
All Android Wear watches announced in 2017 and forward, will receive Android Wear 2.0.

 

Thanks,

Ernest on behalf of Android Wear team

NOTE: This thread will be updated with Frequent Asked Questions, stay tuned!

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