Samsung has said before that it doesn't intend to maintain any sort of smartwatch production on Android Wear (despite the company's small retraction of that statement), but the company is committed to updating its Android Wear-powered Gear Live smartwatch as much as possible. Android Wear 1.5 is now rolling out over-the-air (OTA) to Gear Live and second-generation Motorola Moto 360 owners, among others. The Android Wear 1.5 update brings bug fixes for problems that occurred when the 1.4 OTA was released as well as some Moto Body enhancements for Motorola's own health app on the Moto 360.
The update is some days old now, but it's a good reminder for those who may not know or have simply forgotten to grab the update during the last few days. Updates also take some time to roll out; my Nexus 5, for example, gets updated 2-3 days after most owners receive new ones, and updates are immediate news for those who fortunately get the update quickly (that rule doesn't apply for most consumers).
Now's the time to update your wrist wearable. We've already been told that the first-generation Moto 360 won't receive the upcoming major Android Wear update (2.0), and the absence of the first-generation Moto 360 from Android Wear 1.5 seems to hint to Motorola's definitive stance on the subject. As we've been pointing out again and again, we've done our homework to provide a list of smartwatches that are Android Wear 2.0-worthy.
Grab the update, then come back and let us know that you received it. Do you feel like Android Wear 1.5 is just a teaser for Android Wear 2.0?