A couple of weeks ago, Google announced a new update to Android Wear that allows for interactive watch faces, Google Translate integration, and more. For those with a Moto 360, the wait is over as Motorola is rolling the update out to you currently.
If you want the update make sure your watch is at least at 80% battery, then you can go to Settings>About>System Updates. It should take about 15-20 minutes to update. If you don’t receive the update today, Motorola says you should get it in the next few days. For a list of interactive watch faces after you receive the update, head here.
The new features are outlined by Motorola:
“Interactive Watch Faces
Interactive watch faces make it easier to stay connected. With just a tap on your watch face, you can change its design, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app.
You can download interactive watch faces from Play Store. To set up, touch and hold on the current watch face, then scroll left/right to select the one you just downloaded. You can also select it from the Android Wear phone app.
Together Watch Face
Two Android Wear users can stay close throughout the day by turning their entire watch face into a space for sharing. Once you’ve paired your watch face with a partner’s, you’ll be able to share things like photos and emojis, and more.
To set up, touch and hold on the current watch face, then scroll left/right to find the Together watch face. You can also select it from the Android Wear phone app.
Google Translate for Wear
Translate a conversation into any of the 44 available languages, then flip your wrist to show the translation to someone else. When they respond in their own language, flip your wrist back, and you’ll see in a translation of what they’ve just said.
The watch must be connected to a phone with internet access via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Shows current weather conditions and four-day forecast for your current location. To open the weather microapp, swipe left on the watch face, then scroll down and tap Weather.
Privacy improvement for notifications
Your notifications won’t show in full screen until the watch is oriented in a way that only you can see it. This feature prevents others from reading an incoming notification when your watch screen is pointed away from you.
A variety of system optimizations to improve performance and stability.”
Source: Motorola Global Customer Help