Moto 360 To Get Wi-Fi Support With Rollout of Android 5.1.1
The rollout of Android Lollipop 5.1.1 to Motorola’s Moto 360 will soon begin, as well as all to other Android Wear devices, Google announced recently. A number of new features are being introduced in the update. Oddly enough, (or maybe not so oddly), the update announcement came out a matter of hours after Apple rolled out its first Apple Watch update.
This update of Adroid Wear includes Wi-Fi support. The feature will be available on:
LG Watch Urbane
Sony Smartwatch 3
Samsung Gear Live
Other new features include heads-up notifications, always-on screen, always-on apps, more gestures for accessing apps and contacts, and the ability to send emojis to your contacts by drawing them on your watch screen. Also, users can now adjust the font size from their watch’s settings.
A few owners of the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R have already gooten the update, according to Android Poice. (Unfortunately, the G Watch and G Watch R devices themselves are not getting Wi-Fi support in this update, despite the OS supporting it.) Typically new Android releases roll out gradually in the coming days and weeks, so if your watch is not yet receiving the update you’ll just have to wait a bit.
To use Wi-Fi support, you need to have it enabled in your Android Wear companion app. Open the Android Wear app on your phone and go to Settings (the gear icon in the upper-right corner), then tap on Cloud sync, and turn it on. You’re good to go.