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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets new update, brings improvements for GPS and voice guidance

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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.

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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.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Resume Workout issue appeared once again

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.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Say hello to the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra, Samsung’s new Wear OS beast!

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra renders reveal major design change. It’s now almost confirmed that Samsung’s first Ultra-branded smartwatch is coming this year. Renders revealing the design of this upcoming Wear OS monster arriving from credible source Onleaks.

The company is expected to hold its next Unpacked event on July 10 in Paris. The Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra may also be introduced alongside other products including the Galaxy Ring, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6, Galaxy Buds 3 series, and Galaxy Watch 7 series.

Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra Renders

Onleaks in collaboration with Smartprix leaked Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra. These images expose the design of Samsung’s next Wear OS beast. Ditching the circular design, it has added a thick square metal frame which also features rounded corners.

The Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra design is neither circular nor squarish, it’s a hybrid one. Smartprix highlights that the smartwatch looks very similar to traditional Panerai watches. Moreover, it has a third physical button in the middle, incorporated with the two usual physical buttons.

The Watch 7 Ultra will likely sport a 1.5-inch circular display, measuring 47 x 47.4 x 16.4 mm. Earlier reports have suggested that the physical rotating bezel, the iconic identity of Watch Classic, is also expected to come in the Ultra Watch.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7, Watch FE appear on FCC

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy smartwatches appeared on FCC certification. droidlife spotted the Galaxy Watch 7 and the Watch FE on the FCC certification database. This input suggests that the affordable smartwatch may join the Galaxy Unpacked in July 2024.

FCC database listed Samsung’s SM-L300, SM-L305, SM-L310, SM-L315, and SM-R861. Model numbers L300 and L310 could be the Wi-Fi versions of the two sizes for the Galaxy Watch 7. However, the L305 and L315 models could be called Watch 7 LTE, in two sizes.

Apart from the Standard variant, Samsung’s Watch 7 lineup will also consist of Classic and Pro/Ultra. So far, these models have not appeared on the FCC certification site. We will likely get to know more about the upcoming models in the near future.

Additionally, the SM-R861 is expected to be the Galaxy Watch FE or the Watch 4 (2024). This is speculated because Samsung’s Watch 4 was SM-R860. It also hints at similar specs and features in the Watch FE as the Watch 4 with the latest Wear OS version.

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Google launches Wear OS 5 Developer Preview, new Watch Face Format

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Google Wear OS 5

Google today launched Wear OS 5 Developer Preview and more related updates.

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy smartwatches will be shipped with the Wear OS 5-based One UI Watch operating system. The company is also developing this new OS for current eligible models such as the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

Google released the Developer Preview of Wear OS 5. The company also confirmed that the next version of its smartwatch platform is powered by the latest Android 14 and is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Wear OS 5 brings performance improvements over Wear OS 4. Tracking your workout is now more efficient; for example, running a marathon consumes up to 20% less power on Wear OS 5 than on Wear OS 4.

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Watch Face Format

Debuted with Wear OS 4 last year, the Watch Face Format is also upgrading with Wear OS 5. The company also teased some changes to existing watch face development using Jetpack Watch Face APIs.

Google is restricting complications for watch faces built with AndroidX or the Wearable Support Library that will apply to some data sources besides Google Play publishing limitations to new watch faces built with these libraries.

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