Android Wear 4.4W.2 Rolling Out To The Moto 360 – Brings New Music Controls And Smart Battery Saving

Just a few hours after the Android Wear 4.4W.2 started rolling out to the LG G Watch, Motorola has announced the update for their own Moto 360. The updates changes are for the most part the same, but with some slight tweaks to go just with the 360. 

  • 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.

The update is already rolling out to users however it is in waves. Some users have already gotten their updates while others, myself included, have not.



Image Credit: Android Police

Image Credit: Android Police

On another note this update flipped the switch for some new music controls in Google Play Music and other music apps. The new controls get a complete makeover which make them much easier, and quicker, to use. Volume controls have also been added which are a welcome addition. To get this you’ll need to be rocking the latest version of Google Play Music and using Android Wear version 4.4W.2.

Source: Motorola, Android Police