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New Galaxy Watch Active 2 update brings another Galaxy Watch 3 feature

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Last updated: October 28th, 2020 at 10:29 UTC+02:00

There’s a new Galaxy Watch Active 2 update rolling out today which brings another feature over from the Galaxy Watch 3. Samsung has already brought many features from its latest smartwatch to the Galaxy Watch Active 2. The new running coach, running analysis, VO2 measurement and fall detection are just some of the features that have been ported.

With this latest update, the capabilities of last year’s wearable device has been further improved. The update’s roll out started in South Korea first. Users across the globe will soon be able to download it as well.

More Galaxy Watch Active 3 features inbound

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version R820XXU1CTJ5 for the Galaxy Watch Active 2. Weighing in at just over 60MB, the update enables the device to provide voice guidance during exercises through a paired headset.

The watch will chime in with helpful tips from time to time. Similarly, voice guidance has also been added for the accumulated distance and heart rate when recording running or biking exercise automatically.

A minor user interface change has been made as well. The second hand will no longer be displayed on the watch face when the Always on Display is set. Some general housekeeping has been done as well to improve the stability and performance of the software.

Samsung has started rolling out this new Galaxy Watch Active 2 update. You should expect to receive an update notification on your device in the near future, if you haven’t already.

Via FirmwareWatch Galaxy Watch 3Galaxy Watch Active 2
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