Samsung Galaxy Watch update adds improvements, alarm-related changes

Samsung Galaxy Watch update adds improvements, alarm-related changes
The sequel to the Gear S3, Samsung Galaxy Watch is getting some changes and improvements that have already been made available on the Gear S3. If you don't plan to upgrade to the new Galaxy Watch Active 2, you'll most certainly want to update your Galaxy Watch to benefit from the latest changes.

First off, the new firmware version R810XXU1CSG4 rolling out now to Samsung Galaxy Watch all over the world weighs in at 15MB, SamMobile reports. Apart from improved system reliability, the update also adds better tracking for swim workouts.

More importantly, the update is supposed to disable the automated sync of alarms from the paired smartphones. This change was necessary since the Galaxy Watch, just like the Gear S3, copies the settings for alarms from the phone after the One UI update.

Before the update, any change you would make to the Alarms on the smartphone would override anything that you have on the smartwatch the moment you pair the two devices. The update is meant to prevent that from happening so that you can have your alarm settings on your smartwatch different from the ones on the smartphone.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Watch, you should check for the update in the Galaxy Wearable app since the South Korean company started a wider rollout this week.

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