While you’ll use a little more battery, subjecting Wear to Doze would defeat the purpose of an always-connected smartwatch. If, by chance, your phone had started optimizing Wear for lighter battery use, you’ll now turn it off. Some other items were tucked in, such as support for Casio’s upcoming Smart Outdoor Watch D-F10 and a prompt to follow Android wear on Twitter. You can grab the latest update from APK Mirror or wait for the new version to roll out in the Play Store.
The impact on you: Next time you fire up the Android wear app after the update, pay attention to the pop-up notifications. Some more user awareness should have been in the app earlier. But doze mode must refrain from interfering with the connection to your watch.