Samsung is now rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in the US. The latest update comes with some new features, function improvements as well as stability and reliability enhancements.
According to the information, this new update for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 identified with build version R825USQU1BTJ6 and package size of 45.42MB. With continuous software updates, Samsung is gaining the performance of this smart wearable.
The official changelog mentions that this software update for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 brings improvements to the accuracy of the performance of GPS, connection, and voice guidance provided via a headset connected to the mobile when exercising wearing the smartwatch.
Adding to this, the new update increases the voice guidance tips for traveled distance and HR data, when the Auto Lap feature is enabled during Running/Cycling. The stability of the system and reliability have also been enhanced.
What’s new in this update:
- Improved GPS accuracy and connection
- Voice guidance provided via headset connected to mobile when exercising with a watch.
- Voice guidance provided for traveled distance and HR data, when Auto Lap feature is enabled during Running/Cycling.
- Improved system stability and reliability
Last month, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has received a voice guidance support feature that provides helpful tips to you when you are doing exercise. Moreover, voice guidance is also added for the expanded distance and heart rate when you are running or your biking activity. When the Always-on-Display function has been set, the second hand will not be displayed.
Furthermore, aside from its massive features, there’s a serious issue with the Galaxy Watch Active 2. This smart wearable reportedly pauses during workouts and won’t reactivate.
Following its launch in August last year, users of this smartwatch reported an issue regarding the workout feature. Once they started a workout mode and take a break by pausing the workout, the watch simply doesn’t resume it. Instead, it shows the music player widget and keeps showing it.
Even, if the button is pressed accidentally, the watch stops tracking the exercise. It randomly prompts users to open music or starts the Samsung Pay service. Following this occurrence, Samsung rolled out incremental firmware updates for this smartwatch and it claimed to solve this bug.
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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 surfaces as Samsung is about to launch Fan Edition earbuds
According to the info, the OnePlus Buds Pro 3 renders show it looks identical to its predecessor. Design-wise, the only change that can be seen is the metallic finish on the earbuds, while the weight could be 4.77 grams each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 reportedly packs 10.4mm (woofer) and 6mm (tweeter). The upcoming earbuds are also said to bring 48dB Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support as well as IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
Additionally, the earbuds will have Bluetooth v5.3, Google Fast pair, and dual connection support. It’s said that the battery life could be 9 hours, similar to the Buds 2 Pro when ANC is turned off.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series gets new update in September 2023
September 2023 is going on and Samsung has started releasing a new update for Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in India. This update brings the June 2023 security patch to improve system security.
The latest software improves system stability and reliability to provide a better performance and bug-free experience. However, the official changelog nowhere mentions that the update brings any features with the smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series users can identify the September 2023 update in India with the ending version AWI1. It carries an updated package size of 171.38MB.
Users can download this update through the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch settings >> Watch software update >> Download and install. If an update is available, tap the Update now option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap Install now.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Revolutionizes Running with University of Michigan Partnership
Thanks to Samsung’s research partnership, the Galaxy Watch 6 revolutionizes running with the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. This collaboration is launched to help runners manage their health and physical activity by providing more reliable and accurate data.
The Michigan Performance Research Laboratory (MiPR) — ESSI’s core research lab — will oversee an eight-month study that uses the Galaxy Watch series to estimate the VO2 max and sweat loss of participants as they run.
The study will compare reference data against smartwatch data from both indoor (treadmill) and outdoor running trials of different distances, from 2.5km to 20km.
Runners at all levels grapple with sweat loss, dehydration and heat management, particularly during the summer months. Samsung and University of Michigan teams hope the study’s findings will further enhance smartwatch technology, giving runners more accurate measurements of their health metrics.
Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic feature personalized fitness coaching, advanced sleep management, and health monitoring. For runners, the new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature provides five optimal running intensity levels based on individual physical capabilities.
Additionally, Track Run helps runners record their runs while on a running track. During a run, Galaxy Watch provides in-depth analysis including asymmetry, regularity, and ground contact time to help improve performance and reduce injury.