New Galaxy Watch update kills alarm syncing, brings good news for swimmers

New Galaxy Watch update kills alarm syncing, brings good news for swimmers
Samsung's first effort at brand consolidation for its phones and wearables, the Galaxy Watch, made its debut in the United States at the tail end of 2018, and not only can you now buy it for less than $300 but it has also received numerous major updates making it better with time, including the arrival of One UI.

With the Galaxy S10 family, Samsung added the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds to the unified branding effort, and we are waiting on the Active 2 to launch together with the Note 10 soon for a second generation of that push. The first Galaxy branded smartwatch is still a pretty powerful device with its Exynos 9110 processor and a version that offers LTE connectivity. 

After the big One UI update to the watch that added tons of new features, Samsung is now issuing a smaller, R810XXU1CSG4 firmware that is 15.36MB in size but brings good news for the folks who use it for swim tracking. 

The One UI update added outdoor swim to tracking but the new update is now improving on the feature, and adds stability enhancements as well. Last but not least, it disables the dreaded alarm syncing with your phone that was done automatically, startling you with sounds from both devices. 

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8 Comments

1. MsPooks

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Looking forward to the better swim tracking. Right now, it's adding 300yds to my 3600yd swims.

6. Fred3

Posts: 501; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I wish i could swim that far but i might drown after 1yrd

3. Alcyone

Posts: 327; Member since: May 10, 2018

Not showing up for my R805. Unlocked LTE.

4. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I would like to know if the Alarm Syncing Can be re-enabled after the Update for those of us who Like, Want, or Need it.

8. Alcyone

Posts: 327; Member since: May 10, 2018

Agreed. It's tough trying to wake up at 3am for work. Kinda need that buzz on my wrist.

5. Fred3

Posts: 501; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I'm still looking forward to getting one of these watches

7. MihaiRO

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

After I got lots of errors as floors counting,sometimes 56 per day I decided to sell the watch!I don't regret,no more Samsung wearables!

9. dieuthuyenvtt

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 19, 2019

Looking forward to the better swim tracking. Right now, it's adding 300yds to my 3600yd swims. dong ho franck muller

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