Firmware update brings continuous heart rate tracking to Moto 360 (2015) and 360 Sport


Calling all Moto 360 (2015) and Moto 360 Sport owners, Motorola is in the process of rolling out a firmware update that includes tweaks for the Moto Body app as well as the usual security and stability improvements for your devices. Join us after the break for more details on what to expect from the update.

The update brings the build number up to MWD49B, and includes the following:

  • Moto Body now takes heart rate into consideration when calculating calories burned
  • 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
  • Includes the updates of Android’s monthly security bulletin until May 1st, 2016
  • Includes changes that fix bugs and improve stability

While the update is presently rolling out, don’t be surprised if it takes a few days to reach your watch. Providing your watch has at least 50% charge, you’ll receive a notification on the watch asking you to go through with the update. You’ll then need to swipe left and tap “Open” and select “Yes” when asked if you are “Ready to install?”. Once the update is installed, your watch will reboot.

For those that were upset when Google removed the ‘Restart’ button from Android Wear a while back, it seems that this update has added the ‘Restart’ option back. Has your Moto 360 (2015) or Moto 360 Sport received the MWD49B update yet? let us know in the comments below.

Source: Motorola

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).