ASUS ZenWatch 2 Android Wear Software Update brings variety of features

Asus has rolled out the latest Android Wear software update for its premium ASUS ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q & WI502Q) devices with support for speakers, audio messages including wrist and screen dimming gestures.

The latest update offers support for the integrated speakers in ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q), using which you will be able to make phone calls when connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. With the capability to set audible alarms, it is now possible to hear app notification alerts and sound effects.

With the integration of gestures in the latest Android Wear update, it is now possible to work with the watch using both wrist and screen dimming gestures.

While the wrist gesture offers an ability to scroll through cards, open apps, return to the watch face using intuitive fingering rules, the screen dimming gesture, on the other hand, instantly lowers the brightness of the screen by changing to ambient mode, reducing battery drain to a considerable extent.

To activate screen dimming gesture, you just need to simply lower your wrist to remove from the usual viewing orientation after interacting with your ZenWatch 2.

Meanwhile, the implementation of audio message functionality helps you to play video and audio messages via apps like Glide or any other similar app that support this function.

To update ASUS ZenWatch 2, you will get an automatic notification on your watch when your device is connected to the charger. Moreover, you will also view a notification message when your watch is within Bluetooth range of your phone or your phone is on and connected to the Internet.

You can also manually update ASUS ZenWatch 2 by pairing the watch with a phone running Android 4.3 or iOS 8.2 or higher in addition to verifying the existence of an update by swiping left on the watch face or by tapping Settings | About | System Updates. Asus, in a statement, reminds users of keeping the watch connected to the charger and paired with the phone until the update process is successfully completed.

Available exclusively from Flipkart, ASUS ZenWatch 2, with the price starting at Rs. 11,999 features camera remote control, find my phone including magnetic charging with support for both iOS and Android.