Galaxy Watch Active features coming to older smartwatches

Ruben Fields
May 20, 2019

The One UI update brings the following firmware versions to the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport: R800XXU1CSE1, R760XXU2ESE3, and R600XXU1CSE2.

Anyone with a Gear S3, Gear Sport or the other Samsung Galaxy Watch models will be able to enjoy Samsung's One UI, which previously only appeared on the company's smartphones before making the leap to the Active this year.

With some of the flagship phones out of the way, Samsung is now focusing on bringing the new One UI to its smart wearables.

If you own a Samsung smartwatch, be on the lookout for this update. The new design is supposed to help remove distractions and clutter while making the watch easier to navigate.

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With the update, Samsung has also improved heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking.

Among the health features are a "Daily Activities" screen, "Workout" and a new tracker for outdoor swimming. Now touching the display can wake up the watch, more options for managing background apps are introduced and the new watch faces launched with the Galaxy Watch series are now available. For one, Samsung says battery life should be better - "The update features improved battery optimization for better performance and longer use".

This means a more fitness focus and a number of tweaks which includes settings which can toggle waking on touch, the Goodnight mode, the frequency of Daily Briefings, new watch faces.

The One UI update is available starting today and can be found in the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.

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