Samsung launched Galaxy Watch 5 series and it’s great to know that the company keeps on improving its aged wearables. In a recent development, the August 2022 security update has started rolling out for a two-year-old Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatches.
This update improves the security and stability of your wearable so you won’t face any issues like lagging or crashing with any of its features or apps. At the same time, the company slightly improves the performance of this product to maintain the users’ experience.
Simultaneously, the official changelog for the update also mentions GPS improvements. This will further provide users with proper positioning, navigation, and timing services.
Furthermore, the August 2022 update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 can be identified through build version R840XXU1CVG1. It comes in an update package size of around 35MB, which is huge and indicates that there’s a lot more inside.
To update your Galaxy Watch 3, navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected phone. Now tap on Watch settings followed by the Watch software update.
Your watch will display a Home tab, swipe to and tap Watch software update. Finally hit the Download and install option to see the available software update.
To automatically download software updates over a Wi-Fi network, tap the switch next to Auto download over Wi-Fi. While the software update is being applied, the watch will reboot and show a progress bar or rotating animation.
It’s time to upgrade:
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 runs Samsung’s own Tizen OS, which has the same old features. The company has confirmed to not bring the new Wear OS-based One UI Watch to upgrade to this smartwatch.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are now official. These watches come with a lot of new technologies as well as better support for Google and non-Google apps.
You can switch from your Watch 3 to Watch 5 to get access to all the new features. Samsung is offering up to $190 trade-in credit on upgrading to the Watch 5.
New Steps Widget and live wallpaper rolling out with Fitbit 4.01 update
Fitbit 4.01 is starting to roll out on Android, bringing new Steps Widget and live wallpaper. The latest version comes with an updated Material You widget and a live wallpaper for step count.
The new “Fitbit Steps Widget” of Fitbit version 4.01 replaces the “Fitbit Primary Goal Widget.” A speed dial design is used while the step count is now inside the shape rather than being located below it, via 9to5Google.
“Displaying daily steps progress,” this “Fitbit Steps Wallpaper” employs a portrait-oriented pill-shaped ring to indicate activity. The differences between the old and new UI are jarring. In other things, there’s still no dark theme.
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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