Google announced their Marshmallow based update for Android Wear was beginning to rollout on Friday, and now Motorola has released details on the update for the Moto 360 2015 on their support site.
The Marshmallow update for Android Wear, which Google previously announced for the now cancelled LG Watch Urbane LTE 2, was supposed to bring speaker functionality for compatible devices. It appears that the Moto 360 Gen 2 doesn’t have an internal speaker like other recent Android Wear watches such as the Huawei Watch and and Asus ZenWatch 2 with the Motorola support site listing the updates Moto 360 Gen 2 owners can expect to see, saying nothing about speaker support.
From the Motorola support page, these are the features you can expect to see coming to your wrist:
|Support for new languages||Moto 360 now officially supports new language+country pairs, including:|
These new languages will be listed in the language selector before you pair Moto 360 with your phone. If you’ve already paired it, then you can switch your phone language to one of these languages. Reminder: when Moto 360 pairs to the phone, the watch’s language is synced to the phone’s language.
|Doze mode||Doze mode is a new smart feature that helps to preserve your watch’s battery life: it recognizes when your Moto 360 is idle and automatically goes into a deep sleep state. How does it work? When your watch is not charging and not in use, Doze mode shuts down unnecessary background processes to optimize power.|
|Screen dimming to support battery||Helps to reduce the battery drain of your Moto 360 and gives you extra privacy by turning your watch’s screen off, or putting it in ambient mode if Always-on screen is on, when is not in use. To try it, remove your Moto 360 from the usual viewing orientation, for example, drop your wrist after interacting with your Moto 360.|
|App permissions||Now you have more control over what you share with your apps. With the new permissions model, you can modify the permissions granted to apps at any time from the settings menu.|
To modify permissions for an app:
|Moto Body Running||Track your indoor run with Moto Body. The new running app for Moto 360 (2nd gen) records your time, pace, distance and heart rate during your indoor workout. You can even sync your performance data with other fitness apps like Strava, MapMyRun®, Under Armour Record™ and Fitbit™.|
|New wrist gestures||Your Moto 360 has new wrist gestures to help you navigate through screens:|
Follow the tutorial on the watch to see how these new gestures work and get some practice. To launch the gesture tutorial:
|Date & Time||You can now manually set the date, time and time zone of your Moto 360, independently of your phone’s settings. Try it:|
|Bluetooth headset audio improvements||We have introduced improvements that reduce the choppy audio when listening music through a Bluetooth headset while your watch is in motion, like when you are walking or working out.|
|Bug Fixes||A variety of system optimizations to improve performance and stability.|