Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update for both the regular and LTE variants of its Galaxy Watch. The new software brings stability improvements, prolongs battery life, improves heart rate sensor reliability and more.
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This brings the Galaxy Watch operating system up to Tizen 188.8.131.52. The other day the company upgraded its Gear S3 and Gear Sport line to version 184.108.40.206.
A number of Samsung Galaxy Watch users have voiced complaints on battery charging and overheating issues in recent months. They reported they are getting notifications on the watch saying that it is overheating. This predominantly occurs when using the charging pad.
This update is Samsung’s latest attempt at tackling this issue. In addition to battery life, the 62.75MB download for the Bluetooth variant improves the reliability of the heart rate sensor and comes with the usual squashing of bugs.
Not to be left behind, the LTE version is getting a smaller 14.33MB upgrade, which nevertheless is important. The software fixes an issue in which phone number information does not appear on redial. It also improves stability of eSIM activation and fixes the issue where the VoLTE icon disappears.
The update should download to your watch automatically if you have enabled this via the Galaxy Wearable app. A manual update can be triggered in About Watch under the Settings tab.
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