Owners of the older Gear Smartwatches (Gear S3, Gear Sport), get ready to be happy for Samsung is updating them with their new Galaxy Watch features. The devices will now have the Samsung One UI, that was seen only on its smartphones previously. Along with the addition of One UI, the fitness features will also improve.
Using Smart health and its dedicated widget, it will now be easier to track workouts. The Galaxy watch will now have a tracker for outdoor swimming (Gear 3 cannot be used in the swimming pool). High heart rates and detailed sleep tracking can be viewed on the watch in addition to daily activities. Tweaks are being made, and new settings are being added. For example, you can now enable or disable the touch to wake feature, control the daily briefing updates and mute notifications at night (Goodnight mode). Some of the Galaxy watch faces will also be available to you. An improvement in battery life will also be noticeable.
This update will start with the compatible watches, but the features available will vary based on region. As a commendation to Samsung, they have tried to ensure that the users with older devices get access to new features as with the Spotify support upgrades.