Samsung has released a new update for the Gear S3 and Gear Sport devices that it claims would enhance the wearables with Galaxy Watch functions. The update claims to bring new ways to watch your wellness, intuitive navigation, an improved communication experience and new partnership possibilities.
The update brings 20 indoor workouts and tracks 39 different types of exercise. Eight workouts are listed by default and users can customise what tasks they want to see. Samsung Gear S3 and Sport can now record a series of activities and the result of your workouts will be available to view at the end of your workout.
The update also simplifies the sleep notifications that users receive after waking up in the morning. Users can tap on “View Detail” for a more detailed breakdown of their sleep time and more. It also supports Sleep Widget that offers detailed sleep data when tapped.
The Quick Panel can be customised the way the user prefers. Users can choose to display more options on Quick Panel, including Bluetooth Headset and Find My Phone. Two new additional features have been added to Quick Panel to prevent disturbances: Theater Mode and Goodnight mode.
Theater mode can keep the watch on silent mode, turn off the screen, mute all kinds of alerts etc. Goodnight Mode, on the other hand, mutes all alerts except for alarms and system sounds and turns off Watch always on and Wake-up gesture.
The update further supports automatic playback for animated images in a message or conversation. It now adds over 1500+ emojis, across nine categories. It will also display the nine recently-used emojis to keep favourite emojis handy.
Samsung Gear S3 users can now perform in-call multitasking. It allows users to use other features and open other apps while on the call. New partnerships are also coming to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport including support apps like Tidal and C25K program. Tidal is a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service.