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New update for Moto 360 solves Bluetooth issues

News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 25, 2014.

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The Moto 360
The Moto 360

Motorola's Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch has only been on the market for a few weeks, but the company is already tweaking it to make sure the users get the best experience possible. The company has rolled out a new update today that carries the build number KGW42R and is available to download now.

As patches go, this is a fairly minor one and it should come as no surprise to see that it squashes some bugs and makes small changes (isn't that what all updates do?). However, some of the fixes here do improve the Moto 360 experience and solve some issues that have been evident on the wearable since it launched.

Some users have been complaining of drops in connection between the 360 and a smartphone, with the Bluetooth link breaking. There is also a new charging notification that activates when the device is plugged in from dead.

Motorola has detailed the full change log, check it out below:

This Moto 360 software update is for all users. After installing the software update you will notice some changes, including:

Bluetooth connectivity. Improved Bluetooth connectivity between the watch and phone to reduce momentary disconnects experienced by some users.

Charging notification. Added a message to confirm that Moto 360 is charging in cases when its battery is fully depleted.

Bug fixes. Implemented bug fixes and other system optimizations.

The update is available now and Motorola says you will need to have the Moto 360 hooked up to a smartphone with an internet connection, while the smartwatch should have more than 80% power. It is also an automatic update that cannot be downloaded manually, so you will have to wait until you get a notification before you can download it. This is a separate update to the previous general Android Wear update that landed earlier in the month, giving the Moto 360 Google Maps. If you have not already pulled that Google issued update then you should.

source: Motorola

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