As much as we love smart watches around here, there is one area they need drastic improvement: battery life. The standard of good battery life is 1.5 to 2 days, but ASUS thinks that isn’t good enough and they want to change it with their next attempt.
ASUS chairman Jonney Shih spoke to Taipei Times about the subject, and noted that — as a companion device — decisions on software and processing power should be taken just as strongly as those decisions would be for a smartphone. He specifically mentioned the need for efficient chipsets and simplified software to try and reach a target battery life of 7 days instead of the 2 days their current ZenWatch is rated for.
Does that mean the ZenWatch sequel is going to have 7 days of battery life? That’d be a huge accomplishment, though it’s tough to say if they can pull that off. Regardless, we’re glad they’re looking at everything they can to improve one of the most important aspects of a smart watch, and even the slightest improvement over today’s standards is much welcomed.