As we reported last night, Google and LG at least are apparently rolling out Android Wear v4.4W.2 to the LG G Watch, but it’s on its way to other smartwatches, and Motorola has advised that the update will hit the Moto 360. Not only has Motorola confirmed the update, they’ve even gone into further detail on what’s included in the release, at least for the Moto 360.
On their blog, Motorola has announced the list of changes, which generally matches what other Android Wear watches will receive – of course with no GPS, that part of the update isn’t mentioned, but according to reports it’s there. The features included in the update are :
Smart Battery Saving – When your battery hits 15%, your Moto 360 will turn off ambient mode, so you don’t have to remember to. Timely Time Checks – Moto 360 will synchronize the time with your phone more often to make sure it is up to the minute. User Interface Tweaks – We observed with consumers that there are many times where you want to use your Moto 360 as truly a classic watch—a beautiful way to see the time. A new gesture now lets you see the full watch face without permanently dismissing a notification. Just touch the top of a notification and swipe down. You’ll see the notification again when you have another high priority notification. Mood Lighting – Moto 360 will adjust to the lighting of the room while charging, so that it isn’t too bright or too dark. Readying the wires for Bluetooth – There are a couple of under-the-hood enhancements that will pave the way for connecting Bluetooth headsets to the watch. Bug Squashing – As usual, bugs are squashed to enhance the overall user experience.
As we said last night, the LG G Watch is in line to receive it, as is the Sony Smartwatch 3…when it’s released, and now the Motorola Moto 360, but at least it’s out. The 4.4W.2 update will be here over the next wee or so, so keep an eye out.