Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 halted in early December, Samsung now pushing out a revised version


Last month, Samsung introduced Tizen 3.0 - the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables - for its Gear S3 smartwatch. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but unfortunately, a lot of users reported that the battery life of their timepiece was noticeably shorter after upgrading. 

It looks like the tech giant has noticed the issue and is now taking action. Samsung Netherlands has stated that the initial rollout of Tizen 3.0 was halted in December due to the complaints received by users in North America. 

The company first released a standalone patch with a fix for the battery life issue in the US, Canada, and several other countries, but now, Samsung has announced that it has begun pushing out a revised version of Tizen 3.0 for all units that are yet to make the jump from 2.0.

The only new thing included in the revised version is the aforementioned battery life fix, but that's still a rather significant improvement. The rollout will be gradual, meaning that only a small group of users will initially get it before it becomes global in the early days of January. 

If you want to check for the update, head to the Samsung Gear phone app. Once inside, go to the About Gear menu under Settings.


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13 Comments

1. Peacetoall unregistered

one of the best power efficient and feature rich smartwatch just got much better. Tizen is going strong

2. macawmatt

Posts: 136; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I have no interest in Tizen on my phone, but it blows AW out of the water on a watch. Only thing I would like to have is Google Assistant, but I still have my phone for that.

3. ryanusc75

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 09, 2017

Amazing that none of the Samsung software engineers have created an ability to create music playlists for the Gear S3. Still have to subscribe to Spotify to get that to work. Would love to see in a future update!

4. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I really would like to see Samsung make a Gear that is more stylish vs being sporty or rugged. They already have 2 sport models now and the S2 Classic and S3 Classic, are cool, but something more designedrlooking would be awesome.

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I hope S4 comes soon. I want a BIGGER variant.

6. gbobyama

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 18, 2017

Man, it's so good in theory, but mine is so laggy and voice commands barely ever work.

9. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I know, my iwatch does that too. And battery life is appalling as well :( :)))

10. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The S3 never lags, it is lightning fast, supersonic compared to an Apple Watch. S-Voice is not as good as it could be, but what it does do it does well.

7. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I'm waiting for S4 as well. At this point in time, I don't see any reason to buy a S3.

12. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

s4 is a good 6 months to an year away.

13. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Let’s see. I have a watch right now so I can wait.

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I seriously hope that I get the battery fix soon. I'm about ready to toss mine.

11. mentalerror

Posts: 15; Member since: May 19, 2016

should i be glad that we still have no update here in the Philippines?

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