2nd generation Moto 360 gets new features with Android Wear 1.4 update

Moto 360 (2015) CollectionThe latest version of Android Wear was announced earlier this month. Android Wear 1.4, based on Android 6.0.1, adds a number of new features including new gestures and native speaker support. Motorola has already begun to push the update out and 2nd generation Moto 360 owners will get some additional features with it.

The biggest addition appears to be an updated version of Moto Body. The new version adds support for indoor running, tracking your time, pace, distance and heart rate. The data can be shared with other fitness apps, including Strava, MapMyRun, Under Armour Record and Fitbit.

Moto 360 (2015)

There are also smaller enhancements such as the ability to manually set the date, time and time zone of your Moto 360 independently of your smartphone and improved Bluetooth headset audio that should reduce choppy  audio. Performance improvements include a fix for the 30 fps display issue that occurred when the watch exited the always-on screen mode, a fix for the step count lockup issue and improvements in always-on screen under certain light conditions. It also comes with the rather generic “system optimizations to improve performance and stability.”

Support for six new languages has also been added. They are Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Polish, Dutch and Thai.

Motorola has already begun to push out the Android Wear 1.4 update.  If you have yet to receive it, you will receive a notification on your watch when it does become available. To complete the update, ensure that your Moto 360 has a battery level of at least 50% and is connected to a smartphone.

Source : Motorola