Samsung Gear S3 frontier update adds vibration notification support for 3rd party apps

Samsung Gear S3 frontier is getting another small but important update today. Shortly after announcing the upcoming availability of its new Gear Sport smartwatch, Samsung provided Gear S3 frontier with an update that will make them think twice before switching to another wearable device.

The update that weighs in at 7MB brings incoming message vibration notification support for 3rd party apps. Basically, this means that Samsung Gear S3 frontier owners will receive vibration notifications when using apps like Messenger and WhatsApp.

No other changes have been included in the update, or at least they're not worthy enough to be mentioned by Samsung in the official changelog.

Currently, the update is being pushed to Gear S3 frontier smartwatches in the United States, but we're confident that Samsung will expand its availability to additional territories in the coming days. If you're located in the U.S., then you can start pushing that update button until it shows on your smartwatch.

source: TizenExperts



1. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Shouldn't this "feature" have been there from the very beginning ?

2. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It wasn't there so they got through an update. Case closed!!

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Oh, this is what we call innovation!!!!!!!! Samsung, did you add the time? Can this watch give the time now?


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It's called adding improvements to an already excellent product. Why be so foolish..... It's one of the best oem watches out there in its class. That square brick that Snapple makes pales Compared to this.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Calm down. The rumors state that the new iWatch will finally have standalone cellular data, you can stop being so jealous. It'll still look awful compared to the Gear S3, but it'll do some of what it can.

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