Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 firmware update adds SmartTag support


Yesterday, Samsung updated the firmware of its smartwatch Galaxy Watch Active 2. This new firmware comes with a couple of new features. In order to match the new flagship phones, the Galaxy S21 series, this smartwatch gets a violet strap style update. At the same time, Samsung brings the Hand Wash App into a smartwatch for the first time. This app measures the number of times and time users wash their hands each day. Of course, this is to help prevent the coronavirus. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

The watch firmware number is R820XXU1DUA3/R820GFC1DUA3, and the update size is 84.92MB. In addition to updates and better system stability, the firmware also brings a number of new features. The most important of these is the addition of the SmartThings Find function, which is compatible with the SmartTags previously released by Samsung. Users can now not only find Bluetooth trackers on their mobile phones but also find items directly through the Watch Active 2.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes with a 1,599 yuan ($246) starting price. The 4mm version is on the shelf for  1,699 yuan ($262). There are 8 photodiodes on the back of the watch to monitor heart rate, support wireless charging, and IP68 waterproof.

As of now, this firmware update is rolling out in South Korea and Canada.

Samsung SmartTag

At Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company unveiled the Galaxy S21 lineup. In addition, the company also released the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag. What is the Galaxy SmartTag? Well, it is just an item tracker. However, with the integration of Samsung’s software, it becomes much more practical. The trackers connect to your device via Bluetooth connection. You can attach the SmartTag to your belongings that you don’t want to lose. For example, you have a pet and you don’t want to take the chance of losing him because you left the door open. Hence, you can use the SmartTag. You can attach it to your pet’s collar and you can track him via Samsung’s SmartThings app Find if he goes missing.

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You can also use it on your bag or keychains. The SmartTag is priced at $29.99. It will be available from January 29th. Samsung is also giving the SmartTag for free on the pre-orders of the Galaxy S21 lineup. There is also an advanced version of the SmartTag. It is called SmartTag Plus. Unlike, SmartTag it can give you a much more precise location of your item.

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