The obvious progress in improving the functionality of the operating system Android Wear does not solve the main problems of the platform: it requires a fairly productive processors, limiting hours of battery life from the battery, and the majority of wrist devices with Android Wear still need to complete the work conjugate wirelessly interface smartphone. In addition, devices with Android Wear turn out quite expensive, as manufacturers try, so they are not inferior in design and basic capabilities of smartphones are not below average.
According to the website, the producers of “smart” watches are increasingly pay attention to the need for alternative platforms. If Samsung and LG in this matter rely on Tizen and webOS, respectively, the Asustek Computer has been developing its own software platform for “smart” watches series VivoWatch, which will become more affordable alternative to the Android Wear ZenWatch in the eyes of those who are waiting for the availability of a wrist device mainly functions to track health. VivoWatch prices will be more attractive, and therefore increase the demand. According to some estimates, in 2014 around the world have been sold less than 800,000 devices running Android Wear, and while it can not be called very popular.