Asus has tried its hand at the Android Wear-powered smartwatch game but if a new report is to be believed, it might be done with the platform. The report claims that Asus is going to give up on Android Wear smartwatches, this means that the company is going to discontinue its ZenWatch line of smartwatches. Sales haven’t been as good as the company would have wanted so it may be doing the inevitable to save itself from taking a financial hit on the lineup.
Digitimes reports today that Asus is going to discontinue the ZenWatch smartwatch lineup and will stop making Android Wear-powered smartwatches. It cites supply chain-based sources in Taiwan that claim the company is only being able to sell 5,000-6,000 units per month of all ZenWatch models combined.
Asus is one of the few original manufacturers left that have still not given up on Android Wear. If it decides to do that, then Google will only be left with LG and Huawei, and who knows how long they will stick around.
The only thing that Asus smartwatch fans can take solace in right now is that Asus is yet to make an official announcement regarding its Android Wear plans. It may or may not confirm this, so until there’s official word, they can keep their fingers crossed that Asus will not give up on this platform.
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