Motorola Moto 360, Samsung Gear Live both receiving Android Wear software update


An Android Wear software update is currently rolling out to two of the platform’s existing devices. The Moto 360 and Gear Live are greeting owners with version 4.4W.1 (KGW42N). Since these devices from Motorola and Samsung are receiving the update as we speak, it is safe to assume that the LG G Watch is going to be getting it very soon.

Part of the software update requires your paired smartphone to have the latest version of Google Maps. When searching for somewhere, the Android Wear device will display multiple destinations that fit the same kind of location. A search for a coffee shop with display various coffee shops in a specific area. Also, users can select their method of navigation (driving, bicycling, walking) with turn-by-turn directions to follow. And the watch will now provide a little vibration when a turn is required.

The other part of this update involves alarms. Users can now set a new alarm that is recurring. Previously, a user had to go through the process of setting up a new alarm whenever one was needed. Using voice commands, this can all be done without touching the smartwatch.

Via: Android Police

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Johnus

    Uh, it already vibrates when a turn is required, and lets you choose the navigation method. This was added with the last maps update.

    And…all Android Wear alarms are recurring. It’s quite annoying. I’d much rather be able to set nonrecurring alarms by default. Are you sure you got this right, Justin Herrick? The only new feature you mentioned is the multiple search results for navigation.