Motorola Moto 360 receives timely update

Motorola Moto 360 receives timely update
The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch is receiving an OTA update, which is getting pushed out today with Android Wear 4.4.2W coming its way. The changelist includes the addition of Smart Battery Saving. This feature automatically turns off ambient lighting when the battery life of the watch drops to 15%. This way, you don't have to keep checking the battery life remaining as the Moto 360 will handle that chore for you automatically.

The update also results in your Moto 360 synchronizing with your smartphone more often, in order to make sure that the wearable is showing the correct time. And for those who want to use their Moto 360 as purely a nice looking timepiece, you can now swipe down from a notification without dismissing it, to see your full watch face.

Following the installation of the update, the smartwatch will adjust to the light of the room while charging the battery. This way, the watch doesn't become an annoying light in a dark room when someone is trying to sleep. The update is also preparing the watch for future Bluetooth accessories that will pair with the device. Lastly, the usually extermination process is in place as bugs are killed dead.

The update requires an internet connection for your Moto 360, and at least 80% battery life. Because it is being sent out on a staggered basis, it might take a few days before you receive the notification that the update has arrived. So if your Moto 360 doesn't receive Android Wear 4.4.2W today or tomorrow, no need to fall on your sword. Be patient and it will arrive soon.

source: Motorola via DailyMobile

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19 Comments

1. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I love this watch.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah it's sexy. I am waiting for the second generation. +1

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

No need for 2nd gen, its bl00dy awesome already.

3. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

No update for me yet, hopefully tomorrow.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's not time yet. Just watch out for it.

4. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I was looking into getting this watch until I heard the display sucks. it looks nice overall, but considering we look at the display most of the time it should have been of perfect quality, correct me if I am wrong but they dropped the ball there.

5. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

How is that dropping the ball? They are selling many and you can bet your as$ that the next version will have a better screen. Keep in mind the second one will probably be coming out near the launch of the Apple Watch. I would bet many companies would release their really nice smart watches around that same time. The 360, along with all of the current smart watches are there to just test the market. The good stuff is coming later.

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

smartwatch is not a huge market and the moto 360 was announced earlier this year and took them a while to release their watch. Even if they announce it it might take a while for them to have it out the G watch R or even the asus zenwatch might be the way to go if it doesn't meet standard, now it is not hate towards the 360 the design is perfect just 2 things that bothered me was the display when reviewers mentioned it was not that great and another is not with the 360 but more with google for not having the design adjust to round displays, cutting off text.

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The display does not suck at all. There are pros and cons with every smart watch but Moto seem to have all their ducks in a row for this one. Will be hard to beat, and makes the yet-to-be-released iWatch look like a mere toy

6. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

The display sucks on the G watch. I haven't seen a Gear Live in person, so I can't comment here. The 360's display is nice and vibrant. Whoever said it sucks probably never saw it in person.

7. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

reviewers that have the watch have said it, so I think they have more knowledge based on how many they can compare with.

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I still disagree. How about you link the reviews that say the display is bad? I cant find one

17. sgodsell

Posts: 6847; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Don't worry snipper1087 is a troll. Please don't feed the trolls.

19. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

how am I a troll? I dont hate the watch, pocketnow mentioned it, like I said the watch is a great idea and best design, I was thinking of getting it until a few reviews mentioned the display was washed out compared to the gear live and other gear watches.

9. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I have seen them all in person and I think that the Gear Live actually looks the best.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Only if you like squares and rectangles. Samsung have no idea on making anything with awesome build quality. The Moto not only looks good, but its robust as a watch should be. Samsuck gear are toys.

15. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

You must not have actually touched these devices. The Gear feels higher quality than the Moto.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 6847; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I have the Gear Live. Its not bad, but there is one major problem with it. The charging cradle sucks really bad. Mine is broken and I have to charge my Gear Live attached to a small bottle. I also have the LG G Watch as well. I can't wait until they sell the Moto 360 in my country.

16. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

The display looks good to me.

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