Samsung launches Gear S3 value pack software update

Last week, Samsung released a software update for its Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic smartwatches, but it only made it available to users in select markets. Now, the company announced that the update - a "value pack update", as Samsung is calling it - is coming to more regions, presumably including the US.

The update enhances the S3's Samsung Health app with an improved interface and various new workout features. For example, users can now see approximate locations for detected running and walking activities, sync pace-setter running targets with the app on their phone, stay up to date with their daily heart range, and benefit from a streamlined Stretching guide that's activated after 50 minutes of inactivity.

The Reminder app has been updated, too, now letting users add specific dates for reminders that can be delivered via S Voice. Other novelties include enhanced accessibility features, updated Find My Gear app, a more straightforward Settings menu, an auto-calibration option for the Alti/Barometer, and a better Stopwatch (which can now count time up to 3 hours).

The new value pack update should be available via the Samsung Gear app on your smartphone, being downloadable only when the Gear S3 is synced. 

If you own a Samsung Gear S3 Frontier or Gear S3 Classic, let us know if you've received this value pack update!

source: Samsung



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31273; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right now my gear s3 is paired to my 7 Plus, since I sold my S7 Edge. Even if I can get the update, I'm gonna wait till my S8 Plus arrives to download it. I just don't trust doing it thru iOS. The gear is handicapped enough being paired with an iPhone as is.

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2051; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't see an update for the frontier yet

3. Brokenevol

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

The update sucks on battery life my watch gets like a quarter of what it used to get n a full day... Don't update till they fix the battery issue

5. uvaman

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

I can confirm that too...

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The GS3 has been updated more since I had it then any Samsung phone I've ever had.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2051; Member since: May 26, 2011

AT&T hasn't been too bad in releasing monthly security updates so far. I don't have nougat on my Note 5 so everytime i see the update notice, i smile then get disappointed

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