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Gear Sport update brings Tizen version 3.0.0.2, new functionality

It’s raining updates for Samsung’s family of wearable devices. We’ve seen the company roll out major updates to the Gear S2, the Gear Fit2, and the Gear IconX in recent weeks, and the Gear Sport, the latest smartwatch in Samsung’s lineup, is also getting an update with new functionality. The Gear Sport update bumps the Tizen OS version to 3.0.0.2 and carries build number R600XXU1ARC4 and is rolling out over the air right now as an 80 MB download.

Gear Sport gets a software update

The update brings improved layout of exercise information and readability, an option to add custom notification intervals during training, and the ability to add a personalized target heart rate. An option has also been added to disable the alarm that sounds when motion is recognized after a long bout of inactivity, and general performance and stability improvements are on-board as well. Not a small changelog by any means, and given the focus of the Gear Sport on fitness tracking, it’s not surprising that the new features are related to making the fitness tracking experience better.

If you own a Gear Sport, you should be able to download the update from the Samsung Gear app’s settings menu on your connected phone. As usual, it will take some time for the update tor each all regions, so don’t sweat if you’re told your Gear Sport is on the latest software.

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thibaly
thibaly

Still not receive it to my Gear Sport

atefsaloma
atefsaloma

after this update my Gear S3 Frontier got overheated during charge.The device will stop charging after a while with a message saying device needs to cool down. please any help

Kariharri
Kariharri

Still no exercise program for strength training! This sucks so much…

Terence Hall
Terence Hall

My S3 Frontier is now unusable. Since this update the sensors dont work at all. No step counting, no heart rate measurement. No sleep tracking. Even altimeter & barometer stopped working. Tried factory reset twice and still nothing.

yunxhuanx
yunxhuanx

Hi there mine got the same problems. Since the update of tizen 3.0.0.2, all sensors have apparently broken and unuseable. This is pretty sucks. Brought the watch to service center and all they can said sensors are broken and they couldnt do anything since my watch was labelling with international warranty and Samsung refused to fix it at my home country since it wasn’t registered here. Yet, mine was working perfectly before the tizen faulty update of 3.0.0.2 with no motion sensor, heart rate, alti and barometer as well as accelerometer. This watch offers nothing but a bunch of craps.… Read more »

warlockba
warlockba

Well don’t hold your breath too much, the 3.0.0.2 update basically rendered my S3 useless. Am from 3 days charge to roughly after factory reset, at arround one wake-day – for sleep measurements I can forget it, as it won’t last a full 24h (from 8 hours before reset). Nothing extra installed on it. SHealth basically burning 80% of battery (more than watch – so the UI and display itself, which was the main consumer before the update). I am not using any kind of always on display, the watch is not deffect, it started right after the update reboot.… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

I got the same update to my Gear S3 Frontier and the battery improved from just over 3 days to 3 days 12 hours approximately. Tip, factory reset, make sure it’s backed up, and check your Notifications, after the update every app on my phone had access to notifications on the watch. I unchecked the many I’ll never use. It might be part of your problem. The three people I know who have the S3 all experienced better battery life, after all it is the main purpose of the update. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the update, though you… Read more »

warlockba
warlockba

Did 3 factory resets already, without even restoring options or installing anything – same. So it depends from person to person if it breaks your watch or makes it better … check forums …

westfind
westfind

Each update only make my S3 Frontier more worse. After reset and clear data. The Battery life still sucks till terrible to use. Will self discharge in the charging cradle or overheated during charging.
Watch no longer vibrate when received alert from phone. Wake up gesture and rotate bezel to wake up sometime don’t work.
Battery life drop from 100% to 80% in an hour.

tizen99
tizen99

The update for my Gear S3 last week also bumped the Tizen version to 3.0.0.2.

Biransahin
Biransahin

My wife got her update 3 days ago. She was having a small issue with the watch waking a bit slowly when looking at the time and it seems to have solved that. Still has the phenomenal battery life of 5 days plus. I only get 3 and a half on my Gear S3. 🙂

sagarsiddhpura
sagarsiddhpura

What was earlier version?

tizen99
tizen99

It was Tizen 3.0.0.1.