News by Luke Jones on Wednesday October 22, 2014.
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While the wider Android Wear 4.4W2 update is rolling out with offline music, GPS, and other tweaks, Motorola has decided to give its Moto360 smartwatch even more attention. The company has thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at this latest patch and has included various enhancements including UI changes, improvement to battery life (yay), and more.
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.It is nice to see Motorola dish out such an extensive update, and at least attempting to solve the fairly woeful battery life is a step in the right direction, even if I doubt the new measures will be entirely successful. Motorola has said the update has started to roll out today, although the company confirmed it will be arriving in stages, so you may have to wait a few days to get it. You will need to have 80% battery or more to pull the bump. source: Motorola
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