- AsteroidOS has introduced model 1.zero of its self-titled smartwatch platform.
- The open supply working gadget is to be had now for a spread of Android smartwatches.
- It delivers standard smartwatch options like notifications, an alarm clock, climate knowledge and extra.
AsteroidOS, the author of an open-source smartwatch platform of the similar identify, has launched model 1.zero of its tool (by means of SlashGear). AsteroidOS announced the release on Twitter the day gone by and it’s appropriate with a spread of present smartwatches.
AsteroidOS has been in construction since 2015 and gave the impression in Alpha again in 2016 (after we first reviewed it), however it hasn’t been on our radar a lot since.
An alternative to Google’s Wear OS, AsteroidOS includes expected smartwatch features like an alarm clock, stopwatch, agenda, calculator, weather updates, notifications and a selection of watch faces (no other third-party apps are supported currently). It’s also said to offer around the same standby times as Wear OS watches — up to 48 hours.
The OS is light on fancy functionality right now, and it’s only compatible with Android phones (not iOS devices), but its SDK has just been available for other developers to get involved; hopefully, we’ll see more watch faces and apps land on the platform in the future.
Which watches support AsteroidOS?
AsteroidOS is available for several watches (though not all of them have the same degree of polish) and it can be flashed just like software on Android phones. The list of supported watches includes:
- Asus ZenWatch
- Asus ZenWatch 2
- Asus ZenWatch 3
- LG G Watch
- LG Watch Urbane
- LG G Watch R
- Sony Smartwatch 3
The OS itself clearly isn’t ready to go head-to-head with Google’s platform, but that it offers a viable alternative at all is exciting. It’s not like there’s much happening with Wear OS these days, anyway.
Find out more over at AsteroidOS.org and give us your thoughts on the platform in the comments.