MWD49B firmware update rolling out to Moto 360 (2nd gen) and Moto 360 Sport

Moto 360 (2015) CollectionNew firmware is now rolling out to both the Moto 360 (2nd Generation) and Moto 360 Sport smartwatches. The MWD49B firmware update is a maintenance update. It does not contain any major new features but does include a few welcome additions along with some security updates and the usual bug fixes and stability improvements.

The full change log includes the following:

  • Moto Body enhanced calorie calculation: Moto Body now takes heart rate into account when calculating calories burned.
  • Moto Body heart rate continuous measure: Heart rate measures in Moto Body are now continuously updated, you don’t need to tap to re-scan while you are in the app.
  • Security updates: Includes the updates of Android monthly security bulletin until May 1st 2016
  • Stability Improvements: Includes changes that fix bugs and improve stability.

The update is being rolled out over the air. Motorola is pushing it out in phases so it may still be a few days yet before it hits your own smartwatch. When you get the notification that it’s now available, you will need to be connected to a smartphone and ensure that your battery level is higher than 50%.

As usual, you will not be able downgrade your Moto 360 smartwatch back to a previous version after installing the MWD49B update.

It remains to be seen if the Moto 360 (2nd Generation) and Moto 360 Sport smartwatches will be upgraded to Android Wear 2.0 when it comes out sometime in the fall.

Source : Motorola