1st Gen Moto 360 Marshmallow Update Goes Live Worldwide

You have been keep coming across the news about the Moto 360 Marshmallow update in recent days but prior today, Motorola has finally released the Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 update for all the Moto 360 Worldwide. Users who have already updated their watches can share the newly updated features with us by commenting below and those who are waiting, can keep hitting the System update. According to the news, 2nd Gen and Sport variant of the Moto 360 is still waiting for the update, probably it will take another week to release.

1st Gen Moto 360 Marshmallow Update Goes Live Worldwide

1st Gen Moto 360 Marshmallow Update Goes Live Worldwide
1st Gen Moto 360 Marshmallow Update Goes Live Worldwide

The update is indeed Android 6.0.1, to be exact, and should contain new features like additional language support, Doze mode, screen dimming, commands over app permissions, manual date and time setting, Bluetooth headset audio enhancements, and a bunch of new wrist gestures. Scroll down to see the release note from Motorola that gives you a glimpse what the update could bring to your device.

1st Gen Moto 360 Marshmallow Update Goes Live Worldwide
1st Gen Moto 360 Marshmallow Update Goes Live Worldwide

Key Marshmallow 6.0.1 Features for Moto 360

This software update is for all Moto 360 (1st generation) users. After installing the software update you will notice changes that include:

Support for new languagesMoto 360 now officially supports new language+country pairs, including:

  • Mandarin (Taiwan)
  • Cantonese (Hong Kong)
  • Indonesian (Indonesia)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • Thai (Thailand)

These new languages will be listed in the language selector before you pair Moto 360 with your phone. If you’ve already paired it, then you can switch your phone language to one of these languages. Reminder: when Moto 360 pairs to the phone, the watch’s language is synced to the phone’s language.

Doze modeDoze mode is a new smart feature that helps to preserve your watch’s battery life: it recognizes when your Moto 360 is idle and automatically goes into a deep sleep state. How does it work? When your watch is not charging and not in use, Doze mode shuts down unnecessary background processes to optimize power.
Screen dimming to support batteryHelps to reduce the battery drain of your Moto 360 and gives you extra privacy by turning your watch’s screen off, or putting it in ambient mode if Always-on screen is on, when is not in use. To try it, remove your Moto 360 from the usual viewing orientation, for example, drop your wrist after interacting with your Moto 360.
App permissionsNow you have more control over what you share with your apps. With the new permissions model, you can modify the permissions granted to apps at any time from the settings menu.

To modify permissions for an app:

  1. Swipe left on the watch face, then scroll down and tap Settings> Permissions.
  2. Select the app you want to adjust, you will see the list of permissions for that app.
  3. Tap a permission to disable/enable it.
New wrist gesturesYour Moto 360 has new wrist gestures to help you navigate through screens:

  • 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.

Follow the tutorial on the watch to see how these new gestures work and get some practice. To launch the gesture tutorial:

  1. Swipe left on the watch face, then scroll down and tap Settings> Gestures.
  2. Select Launch tutorial and follow the instructions.
Date & TimeYou can now manually set the date, time and time zone of your Moto 360, independently of your phone’s settings. Try it:

  1. Swipe left on the watch face, then scroll down and tap Settings> Date & Time.
  2. Tap Automatic date & time or Automatic time zone, then select OFF.
  3. Swipe right to return to the previous screen, you will see new options to manually set the date and time or time zone of your Moto 360.
Bluetooth headset audio improvementsWe have introduced improvements that reduce the choppy audio when listening music through a Bluetooth headset while your watch is in motion, like when you are walking or working out.
Bug FixesA variety of system optimizations to improve performance and stability.

INSTRUCTIONS to Update Moto 360 to Marshmallow

This software update will be rolled out in phases to Moto 360 (1st generation) users over the next few days.  When you receive the update, you will receive a notification on your watch.

To successfully install the update, your watch must be connected to a phone which is connected to the Internet.  Your watch’s battery level must also be greater than 80%.

  1. If you have received a notification message for this update:
  2. Swipe left in the System update screen.
  3. Touch “Open”.
  4. Select Yes under “Ready to install?”.
  5. After the software is installed, your Moto 360 will restart automatically.
  6. Your watch is now updated with MEC23G

Source: Motorola

Let us know if you are seeing the update!