Mar 28, 2017 11:45 AM EDT
With all the fanfare and hype surround the upcoming launch of Samsung's new flagship smartphone, Samsung's top of the line smartwatches, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are quietly receiving an upgrade. This update would bring new features and improvements to both Gear S3 Frontier and Classic.
According to Phone Arena, this latest firmware update for the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic brings enhancement to native applications including Watch Faces, Alti-Barometer, Samsung Health, S Voice, and News Briefing. Other features receiving an upgrade include the Settings, Find My Device, Accessibility, iOS Support, Samsung Gear, Stop Watch, Samsung Internet for Gear, and new partner apps.
This latest firmware update for both the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic would allow users to add a new date and music complications to selected Watch Faces. Meanwhile, the Alti-Barometer feature has been updated by adding an altitude auto refresh feature. Also, the maximum time for the Stop Watch feature has been increased to 3 hours.
Users of the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic can now set a date and time when creating a Reminder using the S Voice, while the user interface for the News Briefing feature is enhanced. In the Settings section, a TTS option has been added to the input menu with additional languages available for download.
The Find My Device feature for the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic now would allow users to set their watches to display contact information if their device gets lost. The iOS Support has also been updated to fix some issues affecting the S Voice recognition rate, connection stability, and music transfer. An auto switch feature has also been added to allow Gear S3, S2, and Fit2, to automatically connect the Gear device to the paired smartphone.
The Samsung Internet for Gear feature in both the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic has also been updated to allow users to browse the Internet using the Gear. Also, new partner applications from companies such as Spotify and BMW are made available for download in Galaxy Apps Store.
This latest firmware update would bring new features and improvements to both the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic. That said, users of these wearable devices shouldn't be surprised if this latest update has something to do with the impending arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 Series.
After all, it makes sense to have the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic compatible with other Android devices, especially the newer Samsung flagships coming out the pipeline. That said, it's all good news for Samsung fans from here on out. For all the latest news and update on upcoming Samsung devices, please tune into our website!
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