Huawei Watch software update brings customizable watch face, handful of other improvements

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It may not be the update to Android Wear 1.4 (Marshmallow) that some were hoping for, but the Huawei Watch is receiving a software update today that should leave users happy. Rolling out to all versions as software build number LCB43B, the new update squashes some bugs and generally improves upon some of the smartwatch’s core functions.

Huawei Watch LCB43B changelog

  • Optimized the mic gain for improved “Ok Google” detection
  • Optimized the fitness tracking to improve step counting accuracy
  • Optimized the Bluetooth reconnect mechanism
  • Add a new app to display the battery level when charging
  • Add a new watch face that user can self-customize
  • Add fusion sensor of gravity/linear acceleration/rotation vector

If you’re not sure if your Watch has been updated, or perhaps you’d simply like to manually pull the update instead of waiting around, step-by-step instructions for both are as follows:

How to check the current software build

  1. Long press the crown button to open the app launcher
  2. Select the Settings app
  3. Scroll down and click About
  4. Scroll down and look for Build number

How to check for a system update

  1. Long press the crown button to open the app launcher
  2. Select the Settings app
  3. Scroll down and click About
  4. Scroll down and click System updates

Huawei says the update begins rolling out this week and should hit everyone by week’s end, so if you don’t see it quite yet, don’t worry — it’s coming. Huawei also mentions that if you have any feedback after updating (both good or bad), to leave your thoughts in their community forum here.