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Gear S3 units in Europe start receiving second firmware update

European units of the Gear S3 smartwatches are receiving a firmware in the Netherlands and UK, taking both watches to version R760XXU1APK6 / R760OXA1APK6.
By
Akshay
 - 
Dec 6, 2016

Samsung's Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Classic smartwatches recently received a firmware update in the US. The update brought the smartwatches to version R760XXU1APK6 / R760OXA1APK6. Now, European units of the smartwatches are receiving a similar update as reported by users in the Netherlands and UK. The update is expected to gradually roll out to more countries in a couple of weeks.

The update changelog mentions bringing in improvements to GPS performance for GPS-reliant apps like Golf Navi and S Health. This update should also bring in improvements to the recently launched speedometer app. The update also brings in some changes in time zone settings for Russia (Magadan, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Novosibirsk). in the World Clock App. The update weighs in about 14MB for both the smartwatches.

Users will be notified about the update on the Gear Manager app, which can then be downloaded and applied on to the paired smartwatch.

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2 comments on “Gear S3 units in Europe start receiving second firmware update”

  1. its time samsung starts working on the notification part. who the hell cares about the golf navi app??

    Receiving multiple whatsapp messages from one person is a mess... the gear will only show the last message wich is pointless. This renders the whole notifications on the gear s3 useless at the moment.

    The main reason people use smartwatches is to see notifications on it. with a billion people using whatsapp its a little stupid ( to say the least) that samsung put so few effort in making this work right.

    Besides that, its stupid that the yellow/orange notification icon isnt showed on the ambient face of the watch. I have absolutely no clue what the idea behind that was... when the screen is active there is less need for it to show then in ambient if you ask me. Atleast make it an option to be able to show it in ambient.

    With this there are still a ton of options and features i miss/ could be better implemented.

    Too bad samsung never listens.

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