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Firmware update makes Galaxy Watch Active smarter & sportier

Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update for Galaxy Watch Active. The software brings a number of new features allowing users to get even more out of their device.

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The Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch is a great health and fitness companion. This 75mb update labelled R500XXU1CSG6 makes it even more useful.

Swimming now joins the list of exercises which can be detected automatically and recorded. There are new customisable low heart rate alerts which can be used to let you know if something is amiss with your ticker. Plus users will be able to access breathing rate detection and guides more easily thanks to an improved interface.

Massive firmware update makes Galaxy Watch Active smarter & sportier

The upgraded software brings some new smart features, as well.

This includes improved Bixby functionality. Users are now able to ask Samsung’s virtual assistant to start customised exercises, find out time differences between cities and control their smart homes. The company says all this can be done using normal, conversational language. Bixby will also learn your routines to become even more helpful in time.

The App Tray design has received a revamp as shown in the image below. It should now be easier to navigate and find the functionality you are after.

Massive firmware update makes Galaxy Watch Active smarter & sportier

Finally there’s a new Goodnight Mode. This offers a more discreet visual interface, helping to ensure your slumber time goes undisturbed. When enabled, users can check the time at the press of a button and rest assured they will not be interrupted by notification alerts.

Massive firmware update makes Galaxy Watch Active smarter & sportier

The firmware version R500XXU1CSG6 has started rolling out in certain Asian countries. It should make its rounds to all regions in the coming days.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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