Samsung has now started rolling out a new firmware update to its latest wearable offering under the Galaxy Watch and Watch Active lineup. Yes! we’re talking about the all-new Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active2 ECG reader is now active in the US (gizchina.com)and a bit older Galaxy Watch Active 2. The former is receiving a new software update in Europe while the latter is getting the improvement in the US region. Both the update tends to improve a specific feature in the wearable.
Galaxy Watch 3 now has improved blood oxygen monitoring
Samsung is seeding a new firmware update to its Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch with the version R8xxXXU1BTK1. The chaebol has now brought the voice guidance for a couple more scenarios. For instance, you will get guidance for active workouts. In this case, you will need to be connected to the wireless headset. The feature also works for a traveled distance along with Heart Rate data during the Auto Lap feature.
Apart from adding a new feature, Samsung has also improved the blood oxygen measurement. Lastly, we’re looking at the overall stability of the wearable. With that said, the update is currently available only in Europe. Samsung should bring the update to other major regions in the coming day. You can download the update via the Galaxy Wearable app.
Active 2 update, on the other hand, improves GPS performance
Galaxy Watch 3 is not the only wearable that is getting the new firmware update. Samsung is rolling out new firmware to its older Galaxy Watch Active 2 as well. The new update carries the version R825USQU1BTJ6 and improves the GPS performance of the wearable. This means that your smartwatch will now have better GPS accuracy along with connection strength. The company has also brought voice guidance via Bluetooth headset to this wearable as well.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 has already received numerous features from Watch 3 via software updates. We’re looking at features such as fall detection, running analysis, scrolling screenshots, VO2, and much more. The firmware update is only available in the US region meaning if you reside outside, you will not receive it. Of course, Samsung will expand the availability to more regions in the coming days or weeks.
So far, Samsung has already rolled out numerous updates to its Watch 3 along with Watch Active 2. Sadly, that’s not the case with the original Galaxy Watch. It looks like Samsung has forgotten about the original wearable altogether.