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Moto 360 And Its Bluetooth Range

Jack in Brooklyn, New York asked us about an issue with his smartwatch

Moto360

Jack asked: “Wondering why my Moto 360 will not operate when I’m outside of Bluetooth range. I understand it can’t get everything, but it shouldn’t stop working. It freezes up and I have to restart the browser. Wondering if you can help me.”

 

There is no general Bluetooth locking up problem that we’re aware of, so we have to mention that this just might be a problem with your specific combination of watch and phablet. To be safe, you should make certain that your watch has the latest version of Android Wear on it and your tablet is running the most up to date version of Android you can get from Samsung.

For most people, this out of range issue question only comes up when you’re at home or in the office.

For most people, this out of range issue question only comes up when you’re at home or in the office. Out in public, your watch and phone should generally always been on your person. You might want to consider using Wi-Fi to connect your watch and phone, when you are at home or work, in which case they will stay connected as long as both devices are connected to the same wireless network.

Some message boards we checked seemed to indicate that the pairing would go better and fewer issues with connecting and reconnecting if you unpair the watch from your phone, then scan for Bluetooth devices using the phone and pair up the watch from the phone, and not the other way around.

We also saw many, many messages about making sure you have the latest watch firmware and the latest Bluetooth drivers, but we already suggested those precautions. They’re really common sense.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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