Sep 24th, 2014

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In a new software update hitting some Moto 360s as early as today, build KGW42R is rolling out over the air and looks to address some common complaints some users have been having with the smartwatch. No, it wont upgrade the aging TI OMAP processor (nice try though), but according to Motorola, the update fixes issues relating to Bluetooth connectivity drops, a new charging notification and of course, the usual bug fixes. Here’s the full list:

  • Bluetooth connectivity: Improved Bluetooth connectivity between the watch and phone to reduce momentary disconnects experienced by some users.
  • Charging notification: Added a message to confirm that Moto 360 is charging in cases when its battery is fully depleted.
  • Bug fixes: Implemented bug fixes and other system optimizations.

Motorola says if you don’t see it yet on your smartwatch, don’t worry — the update will continue rolling out over the next few days so be patient and you’ll get it. If you want to make sure your Moto 360 gets the update ASAP, make sure it’s connected to your smartphone and keep the watch above 80%.

After charging, our update showed right up. All you have to do to update is select “Download” when you see the prompt on your Moto 360, followed by “Install now” once it’s finished downloading and wait for it to reboot. After that jump into your device Settings by holding the power button and scroll down to About and the build number should now read “KGW42R. Good luck!

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