Moto 360 tips and tricks to make most out of your smartwatch

BY Bethwel Njore / January 5, 2017
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BY Bethwel Njore / January 5, 2017 / Devices, How To

The original Moto 360 was among the best looking smartwatches ever made. Motorola did an incredible job by creating a worthy successor with the Moto 360 2nd Gen. The Moto 360 is a bit skeptic about its features and considering many of us are new to Android wear smartwatches, it can take some time to get hold of the Moto 360.

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Whether you have just gotten into the Moto 360 train or you have been riding for a while, here are some handy tips to make most out of your Moto 360 smartwatch.

Block app notifications

Having a barrage of notifications on your smartphones can be a little cumbersome. This is why Google added an option of blocking specific notifications on Moto 360. Go to the Android Wear application on your phone and hit the Setting cog on your top right. Tap Block app notifications and then add applications you wish to block by pressing the plus button. Once you have done this, those applications will not send notifications to your watch.

Keep tabs on battery life

The battery life is the most important parts of your smartwatch. The Moto 360 2nd Gen has a better battery life than its predecessor, but it is still not perfect. To keep tabs on your battery, swipe down from the display’s top. This enables you to see your battery percentage and see the date.

Use voice commands

One of the greatest features of the Moto 360 is the ability to use voice commands. To enable them, say ‘Ok Google,’ and tap your screen. You can then ask a number of queries such as ‘Remind me to pick my son at 3pm’, ‘Send a text to James saying I will be there in an hour’ or ‘Remind me to pick groceries

Silence your smartphone automatically

If you’ve both your smartphone and smartwatch with you, you can be annoyed by getting the notifications from both devices. Fortunately, there is a way to silence your smartphone automatically when using your smartwatch. To do this, go to the Android Wear application and tap Settings. Swipe down and hit Silence connected phone option.

Enable Developer Options

Like any other device, the Moto 360 smartwatch features the Developer Options which needs to be enabled. To activate developer mode, head to Settings > About and tap Build number a few times till you get a messaging saying ‘You are now a developer’. You will then see the Developer options below the About section in the settings page.

Source: The Verge

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