After updates to other newer Samsung Galaxy smartwatches, now it is the turn of the Galaxy Watch 3. The firmware update, R840XXU1BUA8, brings the features that the other wearable devices are now enjoying, including compatibility with SmartThings Find, challenge of walking in a group – in HandWash function and support to work with new fitness programs. While the EKG feature may take a while to get to this particular device, as well as the Galaxy Watch Active2, there are at least other new things that will improve the smartwatch’s function.
The SmartThings Find feature is now available for many Samsung devices, including smartphones. truly wireless tablets and headphones. This means that if your smartwatch is lost or misplaced, you can make it ring so you can easily locate it, as well as track it through the SmartThings Find app. If your other Samsung devices are connected, you will be able to locate them on a map in case you need to find any of them.
Galaxy Watch 3 users can now also take group walk challenges on Samsung Health and compete with their friends and family who also use the app. The time in auto-sensing training modes has also been shortened, so you’ll respond faster when you’re exercising. Automatic detection is now also applicable to other activities such as running, elliptical, and rowing machine. You can also try some of the new fitness programs that you can use.
The HandWash feature has become popular because washing your hands is one of the best ways to protect yourself from COVID-19. It is now part of the smartwatch and can automatically detect when you are washing your hands. Of course, the firmware update has the usual bug fixes and improvements to system stability and reliability. If you have a Galaxy Watch 3 Smartwatch, you can update your software to the latest version.
Regarding the ECG function, we may have to wait a bit to check your blood pressure from your smart watch according to GSM stadium. It has already been approved for 27 countries in the European Economic Area, but its implementation will likely be slow.