Asus earlier this year announced that they plan on rolling out the latest Android Wear 2.0 Update to its smartwatches namely ZenWatch 3 and ZenWatch 2. However, that clearly never took place. The update was scheduled to take place sometime earlier this year.

Fans were left disappointed when the date was postponed. However, it appears as though the firm has finally confirmed the next definite date for the latest update.

Update to roll out in two phases

As reported by Wearable, ASUS plans on updating its ZenWatch 3 and ZenWatch 2 smartwatches with the latest Android Wear 2.0 on July 11th.

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The Taiwanese tech giant made an announcement that suggested that the latest Android Wear 2.0 update will be rolled out in two separate phases. The first one will take place in July, but it seems that the second phase will roll out by early August.

As mentioned previously, ASUS’ smartwatches were supposed to receive the Android Wear 2.0 update in the second quarter of this year. ASUS Germany finally made an announcement on Twitter last month stating that their smartwatches will receive the update by July or August.

The company further went on to add that they had already sent the list of smartwatches to Google for approval and they are expecting a response soon. At that time, however, ASUS did not specify a specific date for the release of the update.

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As noted by Android Headlines, ASUS launched its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch back in December 2016. The device managed to garner a lot of attention in very little time. The smartwatch packs a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 screen resolution. The smartwatch is further powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and offers users the capacity of 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

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The smartwatch comes along with multiple connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, a speaker, microphone, accelerometer, gyro gesture control feature and step detection as well.

The smartwatch houses a 341mAh Li-ion battery as well. The only drawback about the smartwatch is that it does not include GPS, radio or biometric sensors like most traditional smartwatches do.

The smartwatch also does not include NFC support. NFC support enables wireless data transfer from one device to another and most leading smartwatches carry it. Therefore, it was a surprise to find out that ASUS’ ZenWatch 3 lacked support for NFC.