Samsung's latest Galaxy Watch Active 2 update brings a long-awaited new feature

Samsung's latest Galaxy Watch Active 2 update brings a long-awaited new feature
Just when Samsung's venerable Galaxy Watch Active 2 wearable scored its all-time low price yesterday, a new update that is rolling out is making it even more irresistible to grab. 

No, not the ECG or fall detection functions, we wish! Besides the usual bug fixes, the update that's now making its way to Galaxy Watch Active 2 units in South Korea and Germany according to TizenHelp, adds new features as well. 

Chief among those is the ability to display WhatsApp images on the smartwatch itself, instead of presenting your chat sessions in text thread format only. The new firmware is denoted with version R820XXU1BTA1 and you should get a notification to download and install it soon.

WhatsApp is, in fact, the first chat app chosen as a testbed for displaying message images. While before the update you were only able to receive text, and any pictures someone sent you appeared as a camera icon, you will now be able to tap and display the images themselves.

Even though we have an admittedly small screen on the wearable, regardless if you have chosen the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in its 44m or 40mm formats, it's still enough to gauge what the picture is all about, and if you need more detail you can always take your phone out to see it in a larger size.

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4. cevon3239

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

This has been a very cool device. Pricey, but I have no regrets about getting it. It like it more than the GS3, and GS2 and older models I had before Still a bad move onto take away MST payments like the GS3. But the larger model screen is so vivid even at level 6 brightness. Even my old faces look better than they did with the GS3, now that the rotating bezel is flush at screen level vs the raise one on the older models. Wifey loves hers too in Rose Gold. But I wish she has the stainless silver like me.

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