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Samsung Gear S3 and Sport are receiving a major software update with Watch Active 2 features

Samsung is rolling out a major software update to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport. It comes with some new Galaxy Watch Active 2 features.

The latest update adds the Bixby, as a replacement of the S Voice, to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport. In addition, there’s a progress indicator icon, if you move to the watch face while using an exercise record, timer, etc., you can re-enter the app directly by tapping the progress indicator icon.

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It adds new emoticons (emoji) to set various skin colors and also brings some improvements. The AOD screen during sleep mode and charging has been improved for better understanding. The arrangement of icons on the quick panel can be changed for easier operation. The timer and stopwatch apps have been improved for better understanding.

The update also added lap time recording function during running and cycling exercise recording. The daily activity function that shows the progress by measuring the user’s daily activity information (active/exercising /moving every hour) is now added.

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Software version:

  • Gear S3 Frontier: R760XXU2FTD4
  • Gear S3 Classic: R770XXU2FTD4
  • Gear Sport: R600XXU1DTD3

If you want to check for the update manually, follow the guides below:

1. Update watch software with a phone:-

  • On the connected phone, open the Galaxy Wearable app.
  • Tap the Home tab, and then tap Watch software update > Download and install.
  • For some watches, you will need to tap About watch, About band, or About Gear to access the software update menu.

To automatically download software updates over a Wi-Fi network, be sure to turn on the switch for Auto download over Wi-Fi.

2. Update watch software without a phone:-

  • On the watch, press the Power key, and then navigate to and tap Settings > General.
  • Tap Update watch software to check for updates.

To automatically download future updates, make sure to turn on the switch next to Auto download over Wi-Fi.

Changelog:

• Bixby
-The new Bixby helps you do more. Set a goal to start your workout, or ask for a time difference from the city you are traveling on.

• Progress indicator icon
-Even if you move to the watch face while using an exercise record, timer, etc., you can re-enter the app directly by tapping the progress indicator icon.

• Various emoticons
-Added emoji to set various skin colors.

• Improved user interaction
-The AOD screen during sleep mode and charging has been improved for better understanding.
-The arrangement of icons on the quick panel can be changed for easier operation.
-The timer and stopwatch apps have been improved for better understanding.
-More intuitively, you can check the status of entering the sleep mode.

• Samsung Health
-Added lap time recording function during running and cycling exercise recording.
-The daily activity function that shows the progress by measuring the user’s daily activity information (active/exercising /moving every hour) is applied.


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