Performance issues delay Android Wear 5.1.1 for the Motorola Moto 360

Performance issues delay Android Wear 5.1.1 for the Motorola Moto 360
A tweet from Motorola suggests that the expected Android Wear 5.1.1 update for the Motorola Moto 360 watch has been delayed because of performance problems related to the update. According to the tweet, Motorola is working with Google to make sure that the software runs smoothly on the wearable.

Other Android Wear powered watches have already received Android Wear 5.1.1. The update brings Wi-Fi support to four Android Wear smartwatches, including the Moto 360 once that timepiece receives it. The other models include the LG Watch Urbane, Sony Smartwatch 3 and the Samsung Gear Live. The LG G Watch R will receive Wi-Fi support in a future maintenance update.

With Android Wear 5.1.1, these five watches can remain paired to an Android handset even if a Bluetooth connection is lost. There is a caveat. The only Wi-Fi networks that these watches can connect to are those that were previously used by the smartphone that the watch is paired with. Meanwhile, other Android Wear 5.1.1 features include always on apps, the ability to change font size, and support for emojis.


source: @Motorola

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24 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

So its delayed because the moto 360's hardware is trash.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pretty much. The G Watch R is a real smart watch.

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

True that.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Spotted two sour grapes. $149 for a stainless steel frame and genius leather watch band is really a steal. Come back when you guys have a smart watch to show.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why is it two Apple guys arch_angle and Mxyzptlk putting their two cents on the comments, when 1) they don't own any Android Wear devices. 2) they always troll and cut up anything Android. 3) they always praise their Apple. The Moto 360 has good performance right now, so if there is a slight delay, then that is okay. To tell you the truth I am okay if they just pushed 5.1.1 right now without the WiFi. Later on they could push out the WiFi, because I am more interested in the 5.1.1 updates like the new menu, wrist gestures for viewing notifications, always on wear app support, and some other APIs.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

sgodsell, i really don't understand about that lag some user of moto 360 talks about cause i don't experience it. Its smooth with the current 5.0.2 that i am using. Any way let ignore those trolls. They are so driven by hate they will say anything. Having a lowbrow smartwatch is still better than those two that has none.

19. parvezj

Posts: 1; Member since: May 25, 2015

Exactly about the lag thing that everyone says.. It's perfectly useable

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Maybe you are right, cause i don't have another Android wear as a point of reference. As you said, its perfectly usable. What I do can relate is my Samsung gear 1 watch. Gear 1 is smooth to me as well. Android wear definitely has a better voice assistance compare to S Voice. I wonder why Samsung is so insist on using S Voice should just integrate Google Now into their Gear. Save everyone time and effort.

22. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Me praise apple lol since when. Honestly i don't like apple and i have never bought one of their devices. if you take a look at the devices i have and the ones i've had then you will know that 6 out of 7 devices are android. The only reason i own a iphone 5s is because i asked my mom if i could have her old phone i already had an m8 but i wanted to spend sometime with ios to see if i liked it or not and since i opted for an s6 this year i guess you know the answer to that question. I'm no fanboy of any kind I like what i like and i acknowledge when something is good or not, I my not like apple or ios all that much but iphones are good especially when it comes to gaming.

13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

you can get the g watch r for $99 and its more powerful than the 360 and the battery life is better. So how about you come back when you have a better smartwatch to show.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't give a s**t about the G watch. I like my moto 360 better that why i opt for it. If you like the G watch so much why don't you buy it!

21. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i would buy it but i feel something better is just around the corner. and hey i never said the 360 sucked i just don't like it.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

refer to posting 1. Ask yourself why would a smart watchs user like myself would want to chat with one that has zero smart watch experience person like yourself. Telling me which is better? I have played with LG R watch i don't like the look and feel and when i pick up moto 360 i like it and the price is right so i buy one, its just one of my many smart watches. More to come.

2. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

android wear sucks, deal with it

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Enjoy my Android Wear Moto 360 now. Google deep learning is simply amazing, it can understand natural language without issue. I still remember those robotic text to speech days. LOL! Thank God those days are over.

14. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Don't mind him, your smartwatch is probably much smarter than him.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks. He has establish myself to be a well known troll. Troll are driven by hate. Pity really... I have clear objective which is to connect with like minded people to learn more on things that interest me.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I thought it was just my 360... My sw3 got it 2 weeks ago...

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How is the Sony SW3? Is there noticeable improvement over the moto 360?

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It's definitely better in my opinion... Battery last 2 day's, screen is better along with it's transflective tech you can actually see the screen without the need of the back light coming on all the time. It's very fluid when flicking through screens and the new flick gestures work like a charm. I bet that's what the 360 is having issues with.... The fluidity of the flick gestures with that 2009 chip...

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks for the information. Moto 360 is my first Android Wear i think its pretty good. I don't experience lag or slowness but i still new so my experience may change. I only have Google fit running and everything is still sweet. I do have other smartwatches, Samsung Gear 1, Nepture Pine, Hot Watch, Sony Smart Watch 1 and 2 and last but not least Pebble. So i am 100% smart watch freak. I think i will stick with Android wear from now on or till some thing better show up.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yeah I'm a smartwatch freak too... I've just about had them all and sold them... I've probably hindered my 360 due to hacking and installing apps through adb using Bluetooth... The only thing is I've done the same with the sw3 and it hasn't lost a step so it has to be the chip in the 360 that's holding it back... Let's hope the second version is 2016 ready!

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I love moto 360 design that the sole reason i get it. I was worry about poor performance before owning one but after using it for the last few days i am satisfy with it. No complain from my end. Hope moto 360 second gen will continue to give us great design!

4. waddup121 unregistered

not bad not bad

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