a Wear OS alternative for your smartwatch

a wear os alternative for your smartwatch
  • AsteroidOS has introduced model 1.zero of its self-titled smartwatch platform.
  • The open supply running gadget is to be had now for a vary of Android smartwatches.
  • It delivers conventional smartwatch options like notifications, an alarm clock, climate knowledge and extra.

AsteroidOS, the author of an open-source smartwatch platform of the similar title, has launched model 1.zero of its device (by means of SlashGear). AsteroidOS introduced the release on Twitter the day gone by and it’s suitable with a vary of present smartwatches.

AsteroidOS has been in construction since 2015 and gave the impression in Alpha again in 2016 (after we first reviewed it), nevertheless it hasn’t been on our radar a lot since.

An alternative to Google’s Wear OS, AsteroidOS comprises anticipated smartwatch options like an alarm clock, stopwatch, time table, calculator, climate updates, notifications and a collection of watch faces (no different third-party apps are supported these days). It’s additionally stated to provide round the similar standby occasions as Wear OS watches — as much as 48 hours.

The OS is gentle on fancy capability at the moment, and it’s simplest suitable with Android telephones (no longer iOS gadgets), however its SDK has simply been to be had for different builders to become involved; expectantly, we’ll see extra watch faces and apps land at the platform sooner or later.

Which watches enhance AsteroidOS?

AsteroidOS is to be had for a number of watches (despite the fact that no longer they all have the similar stage of polish) and it may be flashed identical to device on Android telephones. The listing of supported watches comprises:

  • Asus ZenWatch
  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch three
  • LG G Watch
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Sony Smartwatch three

The OS itself obviously isn’t able to head head-to-head with Google’s platform, however that it gives a viable alternative in any respect is thrilling. It’s no longer like there’s a lot taking place with Wear OS nowadays, anyway.

Find out extra over at AsteroidOS.org and provides us your ideas at the platform within the feedback.

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