The six-year-old Samsung Gear S3, four-year-old Galaxy Watch and two-year-old Galaxy Watch 3 are now receiving new firmware updates. In the last couple of weeks, Samsung is releasing new firmware updates to its older devices. Now after Galaxy phones, the Gear & Galaxy Watches are getting it. After more than two years, Samsung has updated its Gear S3 smartwatch which has launched in 2016.
The changelog mentions that the company has fixed the GPS issue on Gear S3. Along with Gear S3, the popular first-gen Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 are having the same changelog that fixes GPS issues.
The original Galaxy Watch had launched in 2018 and Galaxy Watch 3 is from 2020. For a long time, there weren’t any updates for these models. Especially, the Gear S3 had its last firmware in May 2020, when Samsung brought some Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to Gear S3 & Gear Sport.
Galaxy Watch also received its last massive update in early 2021, when it got some Watch 3 features. Galaxy Watch 3, on the other hand, gets a new version with some minor fixes, but it still waiting for a major update with newly added features.
The firmware version R800XXU1GVG1 is available for Galaxy Watch, and the firmware version R845FXXU1EVG1 is for Galaxy Watch 3. There is no information about the Gear S3 firmware version, but thanks to a Reddit user who shared the information.