Moto 360 2nd Gen Marshmallow Update Starts Rolling Out

The Marshmallow update brings features like the Doze mode, granular app permissions, and newly announced gestures.

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Motorola has officially started the roll out of Moto 360 2nd Gen Marshmallow update. With this, Motorola has continued the trend of faster roll out of updates which has been one of the USPs of its smartphones alongside the near-stock Android experience.

The Moto 360 2nd Gen Marshmallow update will bring features like the Doze mode, granular app permissions (ability to allow/disallow individual app permissions), and support for wrist gestures which were announced by Google last week.

As per the official changelog, the Moto 360 2nd Gen supports following gestures:

  • See more details or take action on a card: hold your arm in front of you and push down quickly, then bring your arm back slowly.
  • Go back on a card: hold your arm in front of you and quickly pivot up, then bring it back slowly to the original position.
  • Open the apps menu: on the watch face, hold your arm in front of you and push down quickly, then bring it back slowly to the original position.
  • Pull down settings: on the watch face, slowly turn wrist away from you then flick back towards you.
  • Exit to watch face: hold your arm in front of you and shake your wrist quickly.

The smartwatch now supports five new languages: Mandarin (Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Indonesian (Indonesia), Polish (Poland), Dutch (Netherlands), and Thai (Thailand).

With the update, Motorola has added a new app, Moto Body Running, to the smartwatch. The app will help you record different aspects of your indoor workout like pace, distance, and heart rate. The app also supports syncing of data with other fitness apps like Fitbit, Strava, and MapMyRun.

To wrap up, the update includes various bug fixes and performance improvements. As it is traditionally the case with updates, Marshmallow for Moto 360 2nd Gen is getting rolled out in phases and will reach all the users in coming weeks.