Firmware

Latest Gear S3 classic and frontier update brings new features and improvements

Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for the Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier smartwatches today. Firmware version R770XXU2BQC5 and R760XXU2BQC5 is now being rolled out for both wearable devices respectively. The latest update brings a handful of new features and improvements for these devices.

Gear S3 owners can now add new date and Music complications to select watch faces. Native apps like Samsung Health, S Voice, Alti-Barometer and News Briefing have all been updated with new features that make them more useful.

Find My Device has been updated with a new feature to display the user’s contact information should the Gear smartwatch get lost. Samsung has also added new features to the Accessibility option such as Dark screen, Greyscale, Screen Reader, and Negative colors.

New partner apps from the likes of Spotify, BMW and more are now available for download via the Galaxy Apps Store. You can find out more about what’s new in this latest firmware update for the Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier by checking out the full changelog attached below.

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karloo505
karloo505

how can connect my gear 3 classic to PC

MoeBaghai
MoeBaghai

I updated my S3 classic and everything works fine. The battery is draining much faster. Overnight it is draining 15 to 20% when I sleep. Before the update it barely drained 2 or 3%. I’d like any help possible. Thank you.

namhuong
namhuong

I updated my s3 too and the one thing is not good is battery drain. Soo faster. before update is 3days using but now only 1,5-2 days using.

devilpriest
devilpriest

The same for me, battery is draining way too fast now.
I’ve already reset the watch 3 times already but to no avail.
I much rather go back to the previous build, when I was getting 3 days without a sweat…

rph72
rph72

My Frontier (SM-R760) doesn’t want to update. Downloaded the update twice. After downloading the 129MB file, it copies to the gear and I get the message that the Gear will disconnect and update. Thereafter nothing happens. I’m still on software version R760XXU1APK6.

I even reset the Gear but it didn’t help.

Any advise?

mitchellt1
mitchellt1

I am on same firmware as you and I am not even receiving an update, weird!

kabangena
kabangena

Got the update – buggy a hell, endomondo stopped working – after you turn on endomondo – watch freezes – even the step counter is stuck until you reboot the Gear
Samsung internet for gear is missing ? anybody has this app after the update?

TimmyTwo2
TimmyTwo2

I thought I was nuts, reset my watch twice. No Samsung Internet for Gear App for me either.

mitchellt1
mitchellt1

Not received any update and haven’t for a few months on my Gear S3 frontier. UAE version, R760XXU1APK6 is the latest update for me apparently.

krumbs
krumbs

Got the update in India. But still no Samsung Pay. Checked with customer support, and it seems Samsung Pay is still under technical review. 🙁
Also, not able to figure out how to use Auto Switch. The watch still wants to erase itself when I want to pair it to another phone.

Simon Moseley
Simon Moseley

“7. Find My Device – A new feature to display your contact information on your Gear if it gets lost has been added”
In UK On my Frontier this is not on my Watch or Samsung S6 Edge in the Samsung Gear App rebooted both phone and Watch but to no avail??
What gives Samsung?

DHTML7
DHTML7

It’s built into new Gear update that came out yesterday. Limited characters display. I can only put in name and alt tel no before it maxed out

pedrinho1977
pedrinho1977

anyone knows how can you check for firmware updates if using the watch with an iphone?

Boris Rozenshtein
Boris Rozenshtein

It were stupid purchase. Apple Watch is years ahead by software and integration. You need to find a friend with Samsung phone to do update

krumbs
krumbs

Have been checking since yesterday, but no update yet for India. Hoping Samsung Pay is included.

Boris Rozenshtein
Boris Rozenshtein

Does Samsung update gears the same manner as they do with phones? Will it be available in all countries like a year after or what? Can I track regions of update on some site(as firmware section there)?

moj1377
moj1377

mine doesnt update

jaycid2003
jaycid2003

This update is for everyone?

obsydian
obsydian

Do we think the S2 will get any updates, given Samsung kept it going alongside the S3

obsydian
obsydian

I think neither is more durable both the same just a different marketing ploy.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Random Q: I’m getting a Gear S3 today but I’m not sure if which one to get. Which of the two is more durable? I see a couple of people saying the Frontier scratches easily because of the matte finish. Is this true? How is the durability of the Classic? I have the S2 Classic and it doesn’t have a single scratch.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’ve had the frontier nearly a month now and I was not used to wearing a watch all day and so have knocked it a couple of times. Not a scratch on it! It does get standard dust and stuff on it, but it can be washed, it is more noticeable than on the classic. but the classic has two very prominent buttons which can be a bit of a nuisance during day to day activities. a colleague at work has the classic and that is what he said about it. other than that, the two are very identical. both… Read more »

gremlin007
gremlin007

I’ve had 2 frontier watches and I had scuffs on the bezel that looks like bruises on the matte finish. It does seem more apparent. As much as I try to baby my stuff, these things still happen. I don’t know how much more resistant the classic is though.