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Moto 360 Smartwatch Updated with WiFi Support, new Gestures, Quick-draw Emojis and More

by: - Last updated on: April 24th, 2015

The Apple Watch officially launches today for consumers and it so happens that Lenovo-owned Motorola has now decided to release a pretty important updated to its Moto 360 smartwatch. So, if you’re not planning to wait for the second-generation Moto 360 and you are just fine with the current one, the gadget now comes with some really useful new features.

moto 360 wifi

The biggest new option is the WiFi connection; but the true techies out there knew that it was only a matter of time, as there’s always been a disabled WiFi chip inside. With this new option, you’ll be able to use your Moto 360 when you are out of Bluetooth range from your phone. The battery has been improved since the Android Wear 5.0.2 update, perhaps that’s what was needed for the WiFi support to be enabled.

If you ask me, this is the first thing I’d look to into a smartwatch if I wanted to buy one. I would want my smartwatch to be as independent as possible, and not just an extension of my phone.

Besides WiFi support, the Moto 360 is getting a couple of other features, as well. With ‘a flick of the wrist’, you will be able to scroll between cards of useful info, check out new notifications or go back to the previous one without having to touch the screen. A really useful thing which allows you to interact with your device with just a single hand.

moto 360 update

You can now also turn quick drawings into emojis, which is an ingenious solution for a small smartwatch screen. Motorola also informs that you an continuously view apps while optimizing battery life, another nifty improvement. However, you need to know that these new features and more will be available for Moto 360 in the next few week, so you might not get them immediately.

 

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          1. It says it will be releasing over the next few weeks. Mine isn’t showing the update yet either.

          2. Oh definitely I am pretty excited for the new update as well. Wifi is a feature I have definitely been looking forward to since I got the watch.

          3. I like my phone having the smart lock on my phone, curious as to if the wifi would affect the smart unlock or not

  1. these articles are great at leading you then revealing at the end that they’re just recycling information then surprising you at the end with nothing. The first watch that will have this update is the new LG Watch Urbane once released. Now if history serves us well then it’ll be a weeks or so after that before the rest of us see the update. That being said, it will be awesome .

  2. no update. I have been searching for a comment for someone who has got it. It may not be ready yet and wanted to announce with the iwatch coming out now.