Motorola has begun rolling out a new Android Wear update featuring the latest Marshmallow operating system for its second generation Moto 360 smartwatch. The update bundles a set of new features and addresses all the bug issues.
Motorola says the roll-out would take place in phases over the next few days. Once the update is available, you should receive a notification on your watch. To install the update, you must be connected to a phone, which is connected to the internet. Note that your smartwatch should have at least 50% battery.
Once you receive a notification message for the update, swipe left in the System update screen, select Open, then select Yes option under Ready to Install. When the software is installed, your smartwatch will automatically restart and you should see the new version as MEC23G.
Apart from languages support such as Mandarin (Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Indonesian (Indonesia), Polish (Poland), Dutch (Netherlands) and Thai (Thailand), the latest version of Android Wear brings several Marshmallow goodies including Doze Mode.
This mode helps you preserving the battery life of your smartwatch. When the watch is not charging or not in use, Doze Mode shuts down the unnecessary features running in the background to optimise power. It also supports screen dimming feature to reduce battery drain.
The update also brings Apps permission features, which offers you to have more control over the apps. You can now modify the permissions granted to the apps directly from the settings menu. To complement this, there is also a new Moto Body running app, which records your time, distance and heart rate during your indoor workout.
Other notable features include new wrist gestures and date and time settings. The update also introduces improvements to reduce choppy audio when listening to music through a Bluetooth headset. Upon updating to the new version of Android Wear, you would also be able to take advantage of other enhancements in terms of performance and a wide range of system optimisations.