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Latest Gear S3 news

Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Gear S3, with regular updates and all the information you need.

Half a decade-old Gear smartwatches are getting new firmware updates

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung shares tips to achieve healthier lifestyle, higher productivity using Galaxy Watch

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago

Gear S3 and Gear Sport update brings Bixby, some Watch Active 2 features

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 years ago

Bixby is coming to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport in the near future

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 years ago

Official Galaxy Watch Active watch faces released for older smartwatches

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago

New Gear S3 update disables automatic alarm sync with smartphone

A new software update has been released for the Gear S3, the first one the watch is receiving after the major One UI update that Samsung pushed out a couple of months ago. The update that’s rolling out today is available in Germany, Canada, and Israel and should expand to other countries in the next […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago

One UI update out for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport

Samsung has started rolling out the One UI update for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and the Gear Sport. The company introduced this new user interface with the Galaxy Watch Active earlier this year. It’s now being rolled out for the aforementioned smartwatches through a firmware update. The firmware update brings more than just the […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

[Update: Gear Sport too] Gear S3 gets a big update with a host of new features

Samsung is pushing out a big update to the Gear S3 which introduces a host of new features to the smartwatch. It carries the firmware version R760XXU2DSA1 and also bumps the device to Tizen version 4.0.0.2. The update is currently available in the US, with a wider roll out expected in the coming days. Gear S3 gets new features as […]

  • By Sumit Adhikari
  • 4 years ago

New Gear S3 update should fix the recent battery drainage issue

The long awaited official fix for the sudden battery drainage issue on Gear S3 and Gear Sport is finally here. Samsung is pushing out a new update to the Gear S3 with a changelog that clearly mentions a fix for the issue. The update is already available to download in the US and Europe. It should […]

  • By Sumit Adhikari
  • 4 years ago

Samsung smartwatches to aid customer service at flagship HSBC branch

HSBC is using Samsung smartwatches to enhance customer service and employee experiences at its flagship New York City branch. Dubbed the “branch of the future,” frontline staff at 452 Fifth Avenue will be equipped with customized Gear S3 smartwatches. The wearable devices will allow them to enhance customer service. It will enable more seamless and […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

Here’s a temporary fix for heavy Gear S3 and Gear Sport battery drain

Gear S3 and Gear Sport owners thought the battery drain woes of their smartwatch were over, but things took a turn for the worse again a couple of weeks back. While Samsung has acknowledged the issue and is said to be working on a fix, it’s unclear why these watches started rapidly eating up battery […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago

[Update: Gear Sport as well] Gear S3 battery drain issue returns to plague owners

Update: Even Gear Sport owners are seeing similarly high battery drain on their watches in the last few days (hat tip to Carl Donaldson). It’s another hint that the problem may be an update, although no solutions have been offered by Samsung yet. Original story follows Samsung may finally have given us a flagship phone […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3 in pictures

The Galaxy Watch is the successor to Samsung’s Gear S3 even though the company has decided to change the branding this time around. It’s still a Samsung smartwatch through and through, running Tizen 4.0 out of the box and retaining the signature rotating bezel of the Gear smartwatches. There are quite a few similarities between […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago

New Gear S3 update should fix battery charging and overheating issues

Samsung is pushing out yet another update to the Gear S3 as we wait for the arrival of its true successor. And it’s an important one, too, if you were one of the unlucky people who were having problems charging their Gear S3 to 100 percent without the watch throwing up overheating warnings. The issue […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

Gear S4 wireless charger certified, confirms model numbers

It’s no secret that Samsung has a couple of new smartwatches in the pipeline. We exclusively revealed a few months back that the Gear S4 has entered development and that Samsung is testing the LTE variants of this smartwatch in the United States. We have also revealed additional information about the smartwatch such as its […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Samsung turns Gear S3 into a communication tool for hotel staff

Samsung, in collaboration with the hotel operations platform ALICE, has developed a Gear S3-based hotel management solution to improve staff communication and responsiveness. The wearable solution uses LTE-equipped Gear S3 smartwatches to help hotel workers cater to customer requests quickly and efficiently. Under this digital solution, when a guest raises a request, employees in the relevant […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Gear S3 update adds ability to answer calls by rotating the bezel

Update: It seems the method of answering calls using the bezel involves rotating it clockwise a couple of times. Also, the feature should be enabled by default after the update is installed, instead of needing to be manually enabled as mentioned in the original story. It may also have been already available for some users […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

Samsung is developing the LTE Gear S4 in the US

The successor to the Gear S3 smartwatch is due to be released later this year. We exclusively reported last month that Samsung has now started developing the Gear S4 bearing model number SM-R800. Some new information has now surfaced which reveals that the new smartwatch is being developed by Samsung in the United States. Samsung […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Gear S3 update brings battery life improvement

Samsung has recently updated its smartwatches and fitness trackers with new features and interface tweaks to improve the experience these devices offer. A few months ago, a similar update was released for the Gear S3, and it was a substantial one compared to what the Gear S2 or the Gear Fit2 have received. Unfortunately, that […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

SmartThings app coming to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport in 2018

Samsung’s efforts in 2018 have been geared towards bringing Bixby and SmartThings support to as many Samsung devices as possible. After Samsung TVs and refrigerators, now it’s the turn of Samsung wearable devices to get the same treatment, as far as SmartThings is concerned. SmartThings app for Gear S3 and Gear S3 Sport At CES […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago
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