Give Motorola credit – they are pushing out this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to their Moto 360 line faster than anyone else, from what we can tell. As of the end of yesterday, the update seemed to be widely available on all of their watches, including the 1st gen, 2nd gen, and Moto 360 Sport. Because it’s so readily available, we grabbed it for each variant, updated, and took it for a spin on video to show off what’s new. After all, this is quite the big update, with new gestures, Doze, app permission controls, and more. (more…)
Yesterday, we shared with you the release notes for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update that is scheduled to arrive on all Moto 360 variants within the next few weeks. Today, those may come in handy, as the update seems to be pretty widely rolling out to the Moto 360 (1st gen). Why we aren’t seeing it also hit the 2nd gen and Sport models is beyond me, but such is life some times. It’ll get here. (more…)
Facer, the app that lets you browse a ton of different watch faces for Android Wear devices, received a massive update this week on Google Play. Facer 2.0 features many brand partner watch faces, including a few from Garfield, American Dad, and Ghostbusters. Not only are new watch faces available, but the app is completely free to download, dropping its original $0.99 price. (more…)
Last week, Google announced that a major update was coming to all Android Wear watches over the next few weeks. The update is Marshmallow, even though Google doesn’t seem to want to refer to it as such. Inside, Google told us to expect speaker support, additional voice controls over messaging apps, and a bunch of new gestures. Unfortunately for Moto 360 users, the speaker support won’t be included because none of the 360 variants have external speakers. However, the updates are big and we have release notes for all 360 models below. Yes, even the original Moto 360 (1st gen) is getting the update very soon. (more…)
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Motorola is handing out discounts on some of its most popular products. From today through February 16, you can buy the Moto G, Moto 360 (2nd gen), or Jonathan Adler designed Moto X Pure Edition and either receive freebies or discounts. (more…)
The Moto 360 Sport went on sale in the US last week through both Motorola’s online shop and Amazon. Today, Motorola’s new sport-ready watch joined the list of Android Wear watches at the Google Store as well.
For the same $299 price, you can order the Moto 360 Sport from Google, in case you (for some reason) had issue ordering from those other two outlets. (more…)
The Moto 360 Sport, Motorola’s latest take on a sports-focused smartwatch, arrives here in the next couple of weeks. We are fortunate enough to now have one in house, so we thought we would unbox it and share some initial impressions. After all, this is the first time anyone has really used a live, real, model, since Motorola would only let us play with dummy units back when this watch was first introduced.
So what is the Moto 360 Sport? It’s a $299 fitness-focused Android Wear-powered smartwatch from Motorola that arrives in the US on January 7. It’ll hit the UK later this week. (more…)