Moto 360 Update Promises Better Battery Life and Mood Lighting


Moto 360 Update Promises Better Battery Life and Mood Lighting

The Smart Watch may be a real buzz word at the moment but there are actually few enough devices which qualify for the category and fewer still which seem to live up to their promise.

At the time of writing most sources agree that the Moto 360 is the best of the bunch. Apart from the stylish curved screen - which makes it actually look like a proper watch - its thin, light and has a beautiful display. And now Motorola has rolled out a major update which makes it even better.

Top of the list is some software tweaking designed to enhance battery life. This works by turning off ambient features when the battery reaches less than 15 percent and should help to keep it going longer - though you'll likely still have to charge the Moto 360 at the end of every day.

There are other changes, like having the smart watch adapt to the lighting conditions while charging, check out the full list here:

Smart Battery Saving - When your battery hits 15%, your Moto 360 will turn off ambient mode, so you don't have to remember to.
Timely Time Checks - Moto 360 will synchronize the time with your phone more often to make sure it is up to the minute.
User Interface Tweaks - We observed with consumers that there are many times where you want to use your Moto 360 as truly a classic watch—a beautiful way to see the time. A new gesture now lets you see the full watch face without permanently dismissing a notification. Just touch the top of a notification and swipe down. You'll see the notification again when you have another high priority notification.
Mood Lighting - Moto 360 will adjust to the lighting of the room while charging, so that it isn't too bright or too dark.
Readying the wires for Bluetooth - There are a couple of under-the-hood enhancements that will pave the way for connecting Bluetooth headsets to the watch.
Bug Squashing - As usual, bugs are squashed to enhance the overall user experience.

The update should hit all Moto 360's in the coming days.

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