Samsung started dispatching the latest Tizen version for Gear S3 & Gear Sport smartwatches in more countries. Two weeks ago, when Samsung released this firmware, then initially it was distributed in the US & South Korea. Now this major firmware update is rolling out in other countries and after the confirmation it is now rolling out in UK, Italy, Norway, Argentina & Tanzania. The new firmware will bring Bixby assistant to both watches by replacing the previous S Voice series.
The S Voice is going to shut down on June 1st so the company discontinued it and brought more advanced voice assistant service, Bixby. Apart from that, Samsung has brought some Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to these older models. It includes more emoticons that offer diverse skin tones. The new watch faces will allow you to go back to the screen by just tapping on the main screen.
It has also improved the sleep mode detection feature. Also the Always-on display is enhanced while been charged & when the power saving mode is active. Further, Samsung Health app brings Lap time recording for running & cycling sessions. The new software is available for both Gear S3 & Gear Sport smartwatches. As we mentioned earlier it is available in the UK, Italy, Norway, Argentina & Tanzania and many countries will follow soon. To check it manually go to the Galaxy Wearable app and then head to the Watch software update.
Still not available in UK, have read elsewhere that this update only applied to US & Korea.
I still haven’t received my update on Gear S3.