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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets improved GPS tracking thanks to the latest software update

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets a new software update (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets a new software update (Source: Samsung)
Most features that come with the new software update that is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatches in the US were introduced in South Korea last month. The list of changes is long enough and includes solid improvements such as enhanced GPS tracking, voice guidance in a few scenarios, as well as various tweaks and fixes.

Last month, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 received an update with some of the new features that are now coming to the users of this smartwatch who are located in the United States. Now, the LTE variant of this smartwatch receives a rich set of new features and improvements in the shape of a 45.42 MB download that includes the firmware code with the version number R825USQU1BTJ6/R825UOYN1BTJ6.

According to the official changelog, the highlights of the aforementioned update are the following:

  • Improved GPS accuracy and connection.
  • Voice guidance provided via headset connected to mobile when exercising with a watch.
  • Voice guidance provided for traveled distance and HR data, when Auto Lap feature is enabled during Running/Cycling.
  • Improved system stability and reliability.

Since its early August 2019 release, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 received quite a few new features through software updates, such as Fall Detection, scrolling screenshots, chat history, VO2 max, Running Analysis, and more. Back at launch, it came with Tizen 4.0, but it got Tizen 5.5-based firmware at the end of September 2020.

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-11-26 (Update: 2020-11-26)
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.