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[Updated] Latest Galaxy Watch update improves swim tracking, disables alarm sync

The latest Galaxy Watch update makes some improvements to the smartwatch. A similar update was already released for the Gear S3 by Samsung just last week. As many of you are aware, the Galaxy Watch is the successor to that device, Samsung just decided not to call it the Gear S4.

A new firmware update is now rolling out for both the 42mm and 46mm Galaxy Watch. Reports about the release have come in from the United States so far. It should receive the update in other markets soon as well.

Latest Galaxy Watch update brings improvements

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version R810XXU1CSG4 for the Galaxy Watch. It’s a 15.36MB download. The official changelog mentions that this update improves the overall system reliability.

It also disables the automated sync of alarms from the paired smartphone. This has already been done for the Gear S3 with its most recent firmware update. The change was made because after the One UI update, the Gear S3 had been copying the settings for alarms from the phone on its own. That would override any changes made to the alarm on the smartwatch.

This meant that if users wanted the watch to only vibrate for their morning alarm and their phone to both ring and vibrate, they’d wake up to find the watch ringing for the alarm as well. This update will prevent that from happening on the Galaxy Watch.

The Galaxy Watch is capable of tracking your swim workouts. This update improves tracking for that activity. Just how noticeable these improvements are can only be ascertained by actually tracking a swimming workout. Expect this latest Galaxy Watch firmware update to arrive in more markets in the near future.

Update – The above update is now┬árolling out more widely. To check for the update, open the Galaxy Wearable app, go to About watch, select Update watch software, and tap Update now.

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locarno
locarno

Lol. This article was posted 16 days ago I think.

mazinmhanna
mazinmhanna

R810 is for 42mm, the photo is for 46mm. I got this long time, on R800, is it the same firmware or something else?

woody365
woody365

Got it in the UK

LIORID
LIORID

Got it about one min ago…

LIORID
LIORID

Still did not got it in spain…

LIORID
LIORID

Someone got the update?

guki2005
guki2005

No in france….

mateusz1807
mateusz1807

I would like to set the alarm to be simultaneously on the phone and on the watch. On the phone has to call, and on the watch only vibrate. If you turn off the alarm on one device, the other should turn off. How to set it now after the update?

locarno
locarno

Normally.

venki5star
venki5star

Floor count is random and high in my watch

locarno
locarno

Go to the service.

lordsheva
lordsheva

Mine too. Before i had a gear sport and it was good.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Can’t wait to test the improvements, as it’s currently measuring a 3600yd swim as 3900.