Samsung pushes new update to Gear S3, improves battery life

Samsung improves Gear S3's battery life.

    Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Gear S3 that will improve the battery life of the device. While some believe that the battery life on the wearable is already decent for the basic tasks, it has been reported by several users that the previous update that added a slew of features to the device also had some negative impact on the battery life.

    Samsung pushes new update to Gear S3, improves battery life

     

    The new update will be fixing this issue allowing users to continue to operate their smartwatches like before. The new update is fairly small in size considering the fact that it only fixes the battery issue and improves the Bluetooth connection stability. Currently, the update has only been rolled out for users in the US, Canada, and South Korea.

    The company is yet to announce the rollout of the update for other regions, so there's a possibility that users in other countries might have to wait for a little longer.

    The company still pushes updates for its two years old Gear S2. The update brings a new refreshed look along with some functionality. The update offers a new app and shortcut widget and the app gets a pull-down gesture which allows a user to access quick panel on any screen. The Samsung health app has been updated and the Gear VR headset can now be manipulated using the watch. The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is compatible with most of the android devices including the latest flagships - the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

    Samsung is also said to be working on the fourth generation of the Gear series. According to a report by SamMobile, the device is said to come with the model number SM-R800.

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    The Gear S4 will feature improved internal hardware and will focus more on health and fitness tracking features powered by company's S Health service, including enhanced sleep monitoring, according to the report. Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil the Gear S4 later in 2018, but no specific time has been announced. With the gear Sport and Gear S3 seeing the light of day in last two editions of IFA, we might see the Gear S4 at this year's iteration of IFA.

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