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Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear S3 get minor software updates

Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch gets new software November 2016
Samsung Gear S3 Classic
The new software for Samsung's smart wearables only brings minor changes but succeeds in improving the user's experience. The list of new features includes auto pause and indoor set exercises support (Gear Fit 2), as well as speedometer support for the Gear S3 (not confirmed yet).

Although Samsung managed to take a serious hit due to the failure of the Note 7 phablet, the company continues to lead a few markets. Smart wearables might not be selling well in some areas, but the Gear Fit 2 is widely considered one of the best fitness trackers one can get. The Gear S3 smartwatch is also a product that has been well received. This week, both got new software updates.

First, the Gear Fit 2 gets a 21.44 MB update that brings the software version up to version R360XXU1BPK5/R360OXA1BPK5, adding the following: auto pause during exercise, star jumps activity, support for indoor set exercises, Calorie information for Healthy pace, as well as a menu for connecting to a new handset. The update is also expected to improve GPS performance.

Unfortunately, there is not much info about the update for the Gear S3. The new firmware versions are R770XXU1APK3 (Classic) and R760XXU1APK3 (Frontier). According to SamMobile, the new software might bring support for speedometer, but this cannot be confirmed yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-24 (Update: 2016-11-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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.