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Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 receives practical new features in its latest update

The Galaxy Fit 2 has received its first update in nearly a year. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Fit 2 has received its first update in nearly a year. (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung has brought a few new features to the Galaxy Fit 2, one of its older smartwatches. R220XXU1AVB8 is available to download now as an over-the-air (OTA) update and breathes more life into the ageing device.

Samsung has released an update to the Galaxy Fit 2, a smartwatch it released two years ago. While the company has moved onto One UI Watch, it has brought a few new features to its old Tizen-based smartwatch. Distributed as R220XXU1AVB8, the software update builds on R220XXU1AUC2 that Samsung introduced in March 2021.

While R220XXU1AUC2 introduced several watch faces, this year's update enables three features for the Galaxy Fit 2. As the screenshot below shows, Samsung has introduced a Camera Controller feature. However, Samsung notes that this feature is only compatible on Galaxy devices running Android 7.0 Nougat or newer. Presumably, Samsung means all devices, unlike the recent expansion of its Expert RAW camera app.

Unfortunately, Samsung has not explained why it cannot enable the Camera Controller feature on non-Samsung devices. Additionally, Samsung has added a call-decline message feature, plus a rope jumping exercise mode. Admittedly only minor improvements, it is surprising to see Samsung continue to update one of its older smartwatches, especially one as old as the Galaxy Fit 2. R220XXU1AVB8 is rolling out now as an over-the-air (OTA) update and is a 2.16 MB download.

(Image source: Samsung)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-27 (Update: 2022-02-27)