[Update: Rolling out in Europe] Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 grabbing a new software update, adds voice guidance support
[UPDATE 2: Now rolling out in Europe]
Samsung has begun rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy Watch 3 smart wearables in Europe. This update brings some new features and features improvements for the latest smartwatch of Samsung. Read more here
[UPDATE 1: Galaxy Watch 3 LTE]
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 LTE has started receiving the latest firmware update in South Korea. The new update is identified with software version R845NK0U1BTK1 and a package size of 63.3MB.
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE: NOVEMBER 10, 2020]
Samsung is now rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy Watch 3 in South Korea. It comes with a build version R840XXU1BTK1 that weighs 63MB. This update improves the measurement of the blood oxygen saturation feature.
The latest firmware update also adds voice guidance support in the Galaxy Watch 3 for the exercises. The voice guidance feature provides helpful tips to you when you are doing exercise.
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Moreover, voice guidance also added for the expanded distance and heart rate when you are running or your biking activity. The update comes with some bug fixes and stability improvements for the smart wearable.
READ MORE: How to update software and apps on your Samsung Galaxy Watch
This update is currently rolling out in South Korea and it should soon be available in other countries in the coming days/weeks.
FOLLOW THE STEPS TO UPDATE WATCH SOFTWARE USING THE PHONE
- Launch Galaxy Wearable app.
- Tap on Home > Watches software update.
- Tap on Download and install.
- Tap on Install now if an update is available.
Here’s how to fix fall detection notification issue on Galaxy Watch
Samsung provides a Fall detection feature to the Galaxy Watches in addition to several Health alert functions. But for some time, Galaxy Watch users are facing an issue related to fall detection notifications, due to which they are not able to properly use other functions of their Samsung smartwatch.
Several community users have reported that the hard fall detection notification pops up repeatedly on the Galaxy Watch, even when no fall has occurred. If you are also facing the fall detection notification issue on your Galaxy Watch, then you can check the solution below.
The Samsung smartphone’s fall detection feature triggers a 60-second notification on your watch when it detects a hard fall. If you don’t respond, it will send an SOS message to the emergency contact listed with your location. The smartwatch also allows you to call an emergency contact if you’re in a position to do so.
If you don’t need the fall detection function during daily life then you just need to change the setting of this function.
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How to change the Galaxy Watch Fall detection notification?
For changing the settings of the Fall detection feature, you just need to follow a few steps.
- Firstly, connect your Galaxy Watch to your smartphone
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone
- Now tap on the Watch Settings.
- Click on the Safety and emergency option.
- Tap on the Hard fall detection feature.
- Now, you just need to select the ‘ Only during workout‘ option.
- It is done.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 40mm and 44mm approved by the US authority
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 40mm and 44mm models have recently been spotted on the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) database, a US authority. It’s worth mentioning that the 40mm variant carries model number SM-R930, while the 44mm carries SM-R940.
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According to the document, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 will bring support for Bluetooth, WiFI 802.11 b/g/n/a, NFC, and GNSS. Just like the Galaxy Watch 5, the upcoming models will support wireless charging, with the charger carries model number ER-OR900.
The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the Galaxy Watch 6 series in July 2023. The lineup will bring two models – Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. These smartwatches are expected to be unveiled alongside Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5.
This year, Samsung is bringing back the physical rotating bezel with the top variant of the Watch 6 lineup. Rather than the Pro, the Watch 6 Classic will make its debut with a slightly thinner physical rotating bezel, which was ditched in the Watch 5 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5 June 2023 Wear OS update coming with new Keep and Spotify Tiles, Google Wallet transit cards
On June 1st, Google announced the June 2023 Wear OS update, which would bring new bells and whistles for supported smartwatches including Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 4. The June 2023 Wear OS update will rollout gradually and include new apps, tiles, and customization tools.
New Keep and Spotify Tiles
Tiles give you the information you need with just a quick glance or tap.
Three new Spotify tiles are coming soon, so you can easily play new episodes of your favorite podcasts, see what’s in your heavy rotation and jump into a curated lineup of music chosen for you by Spotify’s DJ.
You can add the new Peloton tile to track your workout streak and help you reach your fitness goals. Moreover, Google Keep is getting a single-note Tile, which allows you to pin a list to the left or right of your watch face.
Google Wallet transit cards
Google Wallet app’s Wear OS variant gains support for transit cards, starting with Clipper cards (BART) in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.’s SmarTrip. Select Wear OS smartwatches running Wear OS 2+ are supported for Google Wallet transit cards.
New Google app features
More Google app features are coming to your Wear OS smartwatch.
With new controls in the Google Home app, you’ll be able to check who rang your Nest doorbell right in your notifications, remotely unlock your door and more.
Besides, two Google Workspace services – Gmail and Google Calendar are coming to Wear OS later this year. You will be able to quickly respond to emails in Gmail, check your schedule, and update task statuses in Calendar.
Wear OS 4 coming too
Regular platform updates keep Wear OS watches like the Google Pixel Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watches running faster, safer and longer with stronger battery life. Wear OS 4 will bring even more updates later this year, with new and improved accessibility capabilities like a faster and more reliable text-to-speech experience.
It will also provide backup and restore support, helping you securely transfer data and settings between watches. And if you’re setting up a watch from your phone, any permissions you’ve granted on your phone will automatically carry over.
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