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New Galaxy Watch 3 update enhances blood oxygen saturation feature


Last updated: November 10th, 2020 at 10:26 UTC+01:00

Highly regarded as the best Samsung watch in 2020, the Galaxy Watch 3 is receiving a new update today. It enhances one of the most useful features of the wearable device.

The update is currently rolling out in South Korea. It goes without saying that Samsung will gradually release this new Galaxy Watch 3 update elsewhere. Some other minor improvements are part and parcel of this update as well.

New Galaxy Watch 3 update rolling out now

Samsung has released firmware version R840XXU1BTK1 for the Galaxy Watch 3. It’s currently being rolled out for users in South Korea. As per the official changelog, this update improves blood oxygen saturation measurement.

Blood oxygen measurement is one of the key new features of the Galaxy Watch 3. It’s also a highly relevant feature given the times that we’re living in right now. Any improvement made that can enable more accurate readings is certainly a welcome addition.

The changelog also mentions that heart rate voice guidance and accumulated distance has been added when running and biking exercises are being recorded automatically. Users can listen to the voice guidance through a wireless headset, like the Galaxy Buds Live, that’s connected to the watch during exercise.

This feature has already been available on Samsung’s latest smartwatch. The company has also brought the voice guidance feature to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 through a new update. The changelog for this update also mentions the usual slew of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Samsung should release this new Galaxy Watch 3 update in other markets soon enough. Keep an eye out for an update notification on your device.

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