While we wait for the next Samsung smartwatch, useful updates are being made to older Gear devices

The most recent firmware update for the Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport comes with a plethora of new features and advancements in the watches’ usability and functional capabilities.

Yesterday, the 300 MB upgrade began trickling out, but for the time being, it is only available in the United States. The Tizen version is increased to 4.0.0.2 with the installation of this firmware, which carries the label R760XXU2DSA1 300. When it is ready to be downloaded, you should receive a notification about it. To perform a check manually, open the companion app on your smartphone and navigate to the Settings tab. From there, select the About Gear/Update Gear software option.

The latest version includes a number of useful enhancements. The watches now enable a wider variety of indoor activities, and you may combine different workouts into a single session even if you frequently switch between different programs at the gym. The Health app has been enhanced to display information on the various stages of sleep, and the Quick Panel has been made more responsive and intuitive to use.

In addition to that, there are now two advanced settings to choose from. They are referred to as “Theater” and “Sleep,” and they are toggleable from the Quick Panel. The first one reduces the volume of notifications and other distractions in public theaters, while the second one does the same thing but also enhances recording when the user is asleep.

It is now possible to preserve messages in draft form. It is now much simpler to replay alerts, and MMS photos as well as animated graphics will now play immediately on the cover view of notifications. There is support for over a thousand different emojis.

It has not yet been determined whether or whether the update resolves the problems with battery drain. Following the installation of one of Samsung Health’s most recent software updates, the issue became apparent.

A new firmware version has been released at the same time as rumors regarding an impending Samsung wristwatch are circulating. The watch has been given the codename “Pulse,” but the actual name of the device will be Galaxy Sport because it is an upgraded version of the Gear Sport. There is a possibility that the watch will be presented alongside the Galaxy S10 smartphone at the Samsung Unpacked event that will take place on February 20.

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