Samsung has released a “rain” update that reaches virtually all of its smartwatches, and therefore not only the most recent Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3, but also Gear S3, Gear Sport and the first Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active. The changes made by the update, however, apparently are not the same for all models: so let’s see the differences in more detail.
Galaxy Watch Active 2, as visible from the changelog relating to the R830XXU1DUD1 / R830OXA1DUD1 version that we report below (the one on the left) and which reports a weight of 32,84 MB, receives a increased stability of messaging and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a general improvement in system performance.
Apparently all models will benefit from these changes, except for Gear S3 and Gear Sport (as evidenced by the changelog on the right) which should instead receive only the improvement related to Wi-Fi connectivity, contained in a lower weight package, that is 10.64 MB. The R760XXU2FUD1 and R760OXA2FUD1 versions are, respectively, those for Gear S3 and Gear Sport, as reported by colleagues from TizenHelp.
The update is already available in Italy too, and to be able to download it, the procedure is identical regardless of your device: it will be sufficient to open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone, select the card of your smartwatch and from here go to “Watch software update”.
Sasmung therefore continues to support its smartwatches in a timely manner, even if on the horizon the rumors are outlining a twist: the next models of Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active, in fact, should mark a resounding farewell to Tizen and a return to WearOS, the wearable operating system developed by Google and which periodically ends up in the center of controversy due to neglect that has dragged on for too long – an example is the inability to deal with a fully functional Assistant.