Owners of a Samsung Gear S3 or Samsung Gear Sport will see their device software renewed thanks to the new update in progress: Samsung adds Bixby to these watches, also improvements in consumption, in the sport record, from standby mode and a new icon on the main screen to return to the application in use.

Samsung has updated its line of smartwatches with some frequency while including new features in each of the generations. In addition, enjoy renew old models carrying the most recent features. Because the Samsung Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Sport were obsolete? Far from it: its owners are about to receive an update that includes improvements to the latest watches. Also at Bixby.

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Samsung Gear S3 et Gear Sport reçoivent Bixby

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Samsung Tizen watches tend to incorporate a microphone and a speaker, two hardware options the brand took advantage of to include its initial assistant, S Voice. After the cancellation of said assistant in favor of the most modern and complete Bixby, Samsung is finally including it in the Gear S3 and Gear Sport with the latest update for these devices. As Tizen Help points out, the update is spreading to the United States and South Korea as the first step towards a global arrival.

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Aside from Bixby, Samsung Gear S3 and Samsung Gear Sport watch owners will receive more news, some of which were originally included in the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2. That’s all the update brings:

  • Watches receive Bixby as a personal assistant.
  • The sphere displays the app icon that is running in the background so you can return to it with a simple tap (very useful when recording exercise).
  • More emoticons available.
  • Samsung Health receives the record for the last race and bike lap.
  • Samsung Health integrates information on daily activity and activates automatic swimming recording.
  • Always On Display mode improvements, in battery saving, the update makes the stopwatch and stopwatch more intuitive, optimizes the customization of icons in the quick panel, and improves sleep log detection.
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Updating Samsung Gear S3 and Samsung Gear Sport Watches started in the United States and South Korea. Hopefully it will spread to the rest of the territories soon – see if you already have it available on your device.