Samsung had announced the Galaxy Watch3 alongside the Note 20 series of smartphones at the event. While the Galaxy Watch 3 has already received its first update; Samsung now starts pushing out a new update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. The latest update carries the firmware version R845FXXU1BTH4 and is currently rolling out in Vietnam. Measuring at 54.90MB in size, the new software version will soon be released in South Korea & other countries in the upcoming days. To check the update manually, head over to Galaxy Wearable app –> Watch software update.
As per the changelog, the update brings enhanced quality and stability in VO2 Max, SpO2, Sleep score, heart rate and stress measurement. Previously, multiple customers in South Korea had complained that there was a bug with sleep tracking function. The official team also confirmed there was an error and promised to release a new version to fix all the issues. Apart from that, this second firmware version also improves the battery life of the Galaxy Watch 3 to claims that it would run it longer. It is always good to have extra juice in the battery, so you could forget the charger for a while.
As usual, users should ensure that they back up their data before attempting the download. Also, this update will not arrive on all units at the same time. Thus, if you have not gotten this update, just exercise some patience. Alternatively, you can go to settings to check for available updates manually.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Specifications
To recall, the Galaxy Watch 3 comes in two different sizes namely 41mm and 45mm featuring 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch display respectively., the all-new wearable is thinner and smaller while also being about 15% lighter. Under the hood, the Galaxy Watch 3 makes use of Exynos 9110 chipset paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The new TizenOS 5.5 brings some pretty interesting features to the table. One such addition is the hand gestures. You can easily receive calls by clenching and unclenching your fists. There is support for 8 pulse-reading photodiodes and an electrocardiogram, fall detection and SpO2 level measurer. The smaller version will make use of 247 mAh battery while the bigger brother will pack in 340 mAh cell.
The all-new Galaxy Watch 3 is up for grabs starting from August 6 in various markets. Samsung has priced the 41mm variant at $400 while the larger 45mm option is priced at $430. Coming to the colour options, you can choose between Black, Silver, and Gold/Bronze. It is worth noting that, currently, the stainless steel variant is only available. The titanium version will see the launch in foreseeable future.