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Second Galaxy Watch update improves music play and battery charging

The first software update for the Galaxy Watch was released more than a month ago, shortly after Samsung’s newest smartwatch went on sale. Samsung is now pushing the second Galaxy Watch update over the air. The new update brings improvements to the overall usability and user experience on the watch and for playing music, although the changelog doesn’t go into detail about exactly what these improvements are.

The new Galaxy Watch software update also enhances reliability of battery charging. That’s something Samsung has been mentioning in update changelogs for most of its smartwatches in recent months, but with no major heating or battery issues reported for the Galaxy Watch yet, battery charging has probably just been improved in general. The Galaxy Watch – especially the 46 mm variant – has great battery life out of the box and will hopefully continue to work that way in the long run.

Second Galaxy Watch update updates Tizen to 4.0.0.1

The latest update for the Galaxy Watch also bumps up the OS version to Tizen 4.0.0.1 and comes with build number R800XXU1BRJ4 and R810XXU1BRJ4 for the 42 mm and 46 mm Galaxy Watch respectively. The update is currently available in the US and should be making its way to other regions soon. You can download the update via the Galaxy Wearable app on your paired smartphone.

Galaxy Watch update

  • Model: SM-R800
  • Dimensions: 41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7mm
  • Display: Circular 1.3" (32,9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9110
  • Camera:
  • Model: SM-R810
  • Dimensions: 46 x 49 x 13mm
  • Display: Circular 1.2" (30mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9110
  • Camera:

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Jagohu
Jagohu

Update: after a full reset on the watch and clear data/cache on the phone’s Gear and Wearables app, re-paired Watch from scratch, and now it works again.

Jagohu
Jagohu

Updated to R800XXU1BRJ4 yesterday. DONT. For me HR monitoring, Stress measurement and Steps counter are all broken, none of them work even after resets of both Watch and phone. When I try it tries to measure my HR then it says it cant do it. Exercise mode doesn’t work either without HR monitoring. I hope they’ll fix it asap.

Clarencegi
Clarencegi

Does they say anything about getting Samsung Pay working on the watch in Spain? Since Gear S2 they announce pay on Gear but this option does not work in Spain. Will we be lucky this time?

obsydian
obsydian

I’m currently comfortably getting a FULL 5 days on a single charge (brightness 6, notifications on to wake watch, wake up gesture off and HR on frequent).

Note i also used HR/Stress always monitoring and only noticed a slight battery loss.

This is still all on the old firmware, hopefully more with the new firmware.

changepas39
changepas39

I received the update this morning on my Galaxy Watch (bluetooth 46mm) in the US. Noticed the icon for the Music Player app is now a gradient blue vs solid green.

venki5star
venki5star

How is the battery life after the update

tkp206093
tkp206093

No update yet in Hong Kong. Bluetooth 46mm model

venki5star
venki5star

No update yet in Australia. Bluetooth 46mm model