Motorola was the first smartphone manufacturer from the list of all the manufacturers to release a smartwatch when the world had not even thought of it. This launch is not too ancient and happened just two years back from now. The initial smartwatch from Motorola, the Moto 360 had some hardware as well as software limitations. The hardware limitations have been solved by the company with the Moto 360 Gen 2 and the software limitations have been solved by the release of Android Wear 2.0
With Android Wear 2.0, your smartwatch will have the Play Store app built in, so that you can easily install apps without using your phone for this. The apps will also be stored on your smartwatch, to reduce dependency on the phone. The on-board launcher has also been redesigned to suit smartwatches of different screen shapes.
This makes the popular smartwatch one of the later joiners to the party with the Huawei Watch and ASUS Zenwatch 3 getting the update seeded earlier this year. Now it seems MOTO too has started seeding the update to MOTO 360 second gen smartwatches. This news comes to us via a chat from one of the users of the Moto 360 and the Moto customer support on Twitter.
Happy to report that AndroidWear 2.0 will start rolling out in phases on Moto 360 2nd Gen, possibly as early as today.
— Motorola Support (@Moto_Support) May 25, 2017
As far as the features of the Android Wear 2.0 update are concerned, Wear 2.0 also brings support for rotational input, but that functionality is unfortunately left unusable with the current gen Moto 360. Even though Android Pay is tagging along with Wear 2.0, this too pretty much remains useless on the 2nd gen Moto 360 as the smartwatch doesn’t feature NFC. The new update also allows recognition of handwriting on your smartwatch making typing messages a bit more easier. Along with the addition of the Google Assistant, Android Wear 2.0 also improves on the notification cards interface and brings better integration with fitness apps too
Stay tuned to get the update to your Android Wear powered Moto 360 Second Generation devices soon.