Galaxy Watch 3 gets Samsung Health update on Verizon’s network
The Galaxy Watch 3 has started receiving a new software update on Verizon’s network in the US. The new update brings improved Samsung Health, changes to the Always On Display mode, and the Hand Wash app. This update was already released to the Galaxy Watch 3 in other markets last month.
The new software update for Verizon’s Galaxy Watch 3 has firmware version R8xxUSQU1BUB2. Dubbed System Update 4 by Verizon, the new software brings various Samsung Health improvements, including challenging up to nine friends to walk with you, sleep score based on your sleep quality, quicker auto workout recognition (down from 10 minutes to 3 minutes) for running, rowing machine and elliptical, and a swipe-up gesture to finish the workout.
The update also brings various home workouts to the Galaxy Watch 3. You can select any fitness program on the Samsung Health app’s Fitness section on the connected smartphone, and the watch will show instructions and track your moves. There are changes to the AoD mode as well where the seconds hand will not be shown on pre-installed watch faces.
The Hand Wash app, which is available on the Galaxy Store, regularly reminds you to wash your hands. The app can also automatically track how long you wash them and helps improve hygiene. If you are a Galaxy Watch 3 user on Verizon’s network, you can check for the update manually by opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone, navigating to Watch software update, and tapping on Download and install.