Moto 360 (2nd gen) update puts Marshmallow on your wrist

by: Edgar CervantesFebruary 6, 2016
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Got a 2nd gen Moto 360? You are in for a sweet Marshmallow treat, as Motorola has started pushing out the latest Android Wear update to the popular wearable.

The upgrade comes with new features like Doze mode, screen dimming, improved app permissions, new gestures, Moto Body Running, the ability to set the time manually and Bluetooth audio improvements. Of course, we can’t forget about the usual batch of performance improvements and bug fixes.

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It’s a significant update, which is why your Moto 360’s battery needs to be at at least 50% in order for the update process to go through. Honestly, I would just leave it charging will the whole thing finishes up.

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As it usually goes with these updates, Moto 360 (2nd gen) users will be getting those upgrade notifications in phases. If you are not getting yours yet, just wait patiently. Motorola mentions it should take “a few days” to roll out, but we all know how that goes.

Have any of you actually received the update yet? Which is your favorite new feature? Hit the comments to let us know!

  • I haven’t gotten an update yet. But I’m looking forward to it. I’d like them to change the dull interface. For example, modify the vertical scrolling into something more usable.

    • Andrzej R. Janus

      Not going to happen. Google does not allow any UI changes in Android Wear.

      • Perhaps, Google will modify Android Wear UI to fit round display. Because now we have vertical scrolling on round display, while Samsung Gear G2 users have round interface on round display.

  • sggodsell

    I have the Moto 360 sport and the original. I hope the update comes to both. Well I know it should come to the new sport version for sure, but I hope they update the original, because I like the look of that one better.

  • Vishu

    is there is anychance of getting marshmallow 6.0 update for samsumg galaxy a8

    • Da_James

      Only the S line of Samsung get updates (there is a few exceptions, but not much). If you buy a cheap phone and want updates, go for the Moto G line, or buy yesteryear phones like a Nexus 5, 6…. They have a very good follow-up over OTA.

  • Marty

    Come on! [rolling the dice here] Hoping for an inflated tire!! Bring it home, crazy money!

  • saksham

    marshmallow still not rolled out on the s6 😐

  • AJ

    Correction “While” charging(( will)) the whole thing finishes up.

  • Nathan Cunningham

    I got the Zenwatch 2 and I’m just pumped I’m finally gonna be able to use the speaker for phone calls and to play sounds. I’m bummed that the Restart button was removed and were being left with just PowerOff.

  • Diskus1

    If it fixes the battery drain bug (sudden couple of hours full drain) on all Android Wear devices, great! Google acknowledged the bug in June last year, still no fix…

  • Samrq

    This guy’s eyes look like that of a dead fish..And the “complex terms” he uses in his video reviews are just ridiculous. It doesn’t make you sound smarter. LOL

  • Pablo Quiroga

    Wearing the first gen moto 360, I just received the update so now I am running marshmallow on my 360. Developer option on the watch? Didn’t know, really cool!!!

  • Justin

    Buggy update. “ok google” doesn’t work anymore. Problems with “speak now” : poor recognition, shows “unrecognised” the first moment about to speak. Screen turns off if hand moved very slightly..
    Would like to downgrade!

    • Darrel

      Same.. ok google doesnt work anymore. it was working perfectly fine before the update. I want to downgrade !