Moto 360 update lightens your mood, brings better battery life, displays accurate time

Just like the LG G Watch, Motorola's smartwatch is also getting an update that brings some improvements to Android Wear while being more battery efficient in the process. With the new Moto 360 update, a Smart Battery Saving feature automatically turns off ambient mode after your battery drops to 15 percent. Other features include more accurate time, mood lighting while charging, and a new gesture to see the full watch face without dismissing the notifications.

Here's the full change log:

  • 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.

The update will roll out in phases so be on the lookout. You'll need to have at least an 80 percent charge on your wrist before you can install the latest update when it is deployed to your watch.

Have you gotten the update yet? Let us know what improvements you've noticed.

Source: Motorola