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Samsung improves Galaxy Watch 3’s blood oxygen (SpO2) monitoring with new firmware update

Samsung pushed a new firmware update for the Galaxy Watch 3 users in India, which comes with PDA build number R845FXXU1DUE4. We have the official changelog of this update that mentions not just system stability improvements.

According to Samsung, the new Galaxy Watch 3 firmware update adds support for voice guidance through the headset paired with your smartphone while exercising. Furthermore, the watch will also guide travelled distance and HR data if the Auto Lap feature is enabled during Running/Cycling.

Apart from feature additions, the new s/w update improves the Blood Oxygen measurement functionality of the Galaxy smartwatch for better results and improved monitoring. Due to the Covid-19 disease, SpO2 monitoring is one of the most important functionality nowadays.

Not a new thing, the Korean tech giant is gradually expanding the rollout of this new Galaxy Watch 3 update, so it may take some time to reach every unit. However, you can manually check for updates by opening the Samsung Wearable app >> Software updates section >> Download and install.

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You can wear Galaxy Watch 3 in AR using Snapchat

Last month, it’s reported that Samsung and Snapchat have joined forces to let users try on the new Galaxy Watch 3 in augmented reality of the back of the app developing wrist-tracking tech.

Snapchat users will be able to try on the Galaxy Watch 3 from their home just because of the innovative wrist-tracking technology, which materializes the timepiece in augmented reality. Read more…

Samsung-Snapchat partnership lets users wear Galaxy Watch 3 in AR

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue 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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