Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets its first software update

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets new firmware, still on Tizen
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets new firmware
The new firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is based on Tizen, the same version that came with this smartwatch at launch. The update has less than 14 MB in size and is currently rolling out in the US. It brings several minor improvements and lacks any new features.
Codrut Nistor,

The recently released Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is now receiving its first firmware update, reveals Tizen Help. The new firmware arrives shortly after the first update for the Galaxy Buds came along, but — sadly — there is not much to say about it.

According to the aforementioned source, the update is now rolling out in the US and weighs only 13.83 MB. The new software version is R500XXU1BSD3/R500OXA1BSD3 and the Tizen version remains stuck at for now. This piece of code brings an improved battery charging algorithm and better stability, but nothing else worth being mentioned.

The new firmware is now available in the US, so Samsung Galaxy Watch Active users in other countries should get it in a few days as well. Those who want to check for the update should go and fire up the Galaxy Wearable app on their connected smartphone/phablet, open the Settings tab, click on About Watch, and then finally tap on Download Updates Manually.

Have you managed to update your Galaxy Watch Active yet? Are there any old (or new) bugs that Samsung should take care of as soon as possible? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.


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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04-10 (Update: 2019-04-10)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.