Open-source WearOS alternative “AsteroidOS” now available for several smartwatches

Posted on: Wed, 2018-05-16 - 18:49 By: admin

Open-source WearOS alternative “AsteroidOS” now available for several smartwatches

Today’s release of version 1.0. AsteroidOS is an open source alternative to Android Wear (now Wear OS) and has been developed by Florent Revest. It’s based on a flavor of Linux for smartwatches and has slowly been adding support for additional devices since it was first announced. While it was first only available on the LG G Watch, version 1.0 of this release has it working on 6 total devices (below) with work being done on some others.

LG G Watch
LG G Watch Urbane
LG G Watch R
Asus Zenwatch 1
Asus Zenwatch 2
Asus Zenwatch 3
Sony Smartwatch 3

A goal of AsteroidOS was to make the platform as customizable as possible which has inspired a number of people within the community to create watch faces. If any developer is curious about porting the software to other devices then you’ll be happy to hear it can run on a software emulator and the team has created extensive documentation for the porting process.

See https://www.xda-developers.com/asteroidos-available-several-wear-os-smartwatches/


Wear OS alternative AsteroidOS is available for several smartwatches
AsteroidOS was first available on the LG G Watch, but version 1.0 of this release has it working on 6 total smartwatches with work being done on some others.