One UI update out for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport

Samsung has started rolling out the One UI update for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and the Gear Sport. The company introduced this new user interface with the Galaxy Watch Active earlier this year. It’s now being rolled out for the aforementioned smartwatches through a firmware update.

The firmware update brings more than just the new user interface. It also adds a couple of new features to these smartwatches. Some of the new watch faces that were introduced with the Galaxy Watch Active are available too.

One UI update for Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport is now out

The latest firmware update for the aforementioned devices brings improved workout and sleep tracking. The workout profile for outdoor swimming has been added as well. There are high heart rate alerts in addition to the Daily Activity feature which details overall progress. The changelog mentions that the smartwatch will also be able to track workouts quicker than before.

Users will find an updated settings menu and the ability to wake up their smartwatch by just touching the display. There’s a new setting to manage background apps on the smartwatch. The sleeping mode can also be turned on or off now. The firmware update promises battery optimization as well so your smartwatch might just be able to work for a bit longer on a single charge.

It’s good to see that Samsung has released this substantial update for the Gear S3. It’s certainly not one of its recent smartwatches. Yet, users will be able to get a few of the same features that are present on its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active. Do check out our Galaxy Watch Active review to find out more about Samsung’s newest wearable device.

Samsung is rolling out the One UI update for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and the Gear Sport with firmware version R800XXU1CSE1, R760XXU2ESE3 and R600XXU1CSE2 respectively over-the-air. It will take some time before the update is available for everyone.

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  • Dimensions: 41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7mm
  • Display: Circular 1.3" (32,9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9110
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  • Model: SM-R760
  • Dimensions: 49 x 46 x 12.9mm
  • Display: Circular 1.3" (32,9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7270
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  • Model: SM-R600
  • Dimensions: 42.9x44.6x11.6mm
  • Display: Circular 1.2" (30.2 mm) Super AMOLED
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    • Yes, every Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear Sport will get the update. It might take some time so be patient.

  • I got the update but there is no more new watch face...
    I found them on the Galaxy store but you can't change the color...

  • Any idea if we'll ever get an update for gear fit 2 pro? Same age as the sport but missing have the fitness features. My S3 has more now...

  • i have an watch 46mm and update 2 weeks ago, since then my battery drains like crazy fast: Samsung Health is the main reason. i try contacting the assistance and get same BOT answer.... already send it all the info and screenshots and still no solution.....

    so the new skin is nice...... but if i can not connect the watch to my S9+... that really £$%&...

    now i'm using it with no connection activated....

    besides there is an discrepancy with the calories burn on my Watch and my phone,, like 50%... so i go run for 8km, and activate in separate mode the same program, GPS on each.... so my watch is like 930kcal and my phone 1400kcal.... after 1 h running. same program on different toys gives crazy results....

    • Did the latest update on my S3 Classic a month ago and for the last 2 weeks my battery drains in less than 18 hours, from full charge. Tried just about every fix I could find online and nothing yet...

  • Im not being able to receive it for my Galaxy Watch 46mm LTE (Verizon). Heck Verizon didn't even know what i was talking about. Also, I haven't gotten an update for my watch since February 2019. smh....

  • I have the tmobile version of the Gear S3. Havent seen the UI update, tmobile knows nothing, and I live in Portland oregon. Does any one know, or if you have tmobile, did u get the update?