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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1 Comment

1. MihaiRO

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

Samsung should fix the big problems with Galaxy Watch ,not this kind of updates!I had 2 Samsung Galaxy Watch,both 46 mm.I always had same problems with them as sleep monitoring,step counter,floor counter-lots of bugs,errors.Sometimes 56 floors in one day,or more without to move from the bed,from the home.Sometimes watching a movie,but the watch detect I am sleeping.I sold the watch,now I have a Huawei Watch 2 Classic,much better.You can not compare Wear OS with Tizen or something else.Only the battery is a issue for Wear OS.And now this new Galaxy Watch Active 2...let's see guys,I am curious if Samsung learned something,if Samsung really made a quality product and not a disgrace for customers!

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