Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Watch 3 at the Unpacked event earlier this week and the watch has already started receiving its first major update. Unlike the first update released earlier for the Note 20 series which does not show any new features on the device, the latest update to the Watch 3 adds a number of new features. including support for blood oxygen monitoring and more.
According SamMobile, the update is about 80mb in size and can be easily installed via the Galaxy Wearable app (go to the Home tab and click Monitor software update> Download and install) from the Play Store, This new update for the Watch 3 is one of many updates promised by Samsung to bring new health features to the new smartwatch. Once the update is installed, you will be able to estimate the amount of oxygen in your blood. However, for now, the feature will not be available in countries such as Algeria, Angola, Canada, France, Iran, Japan, Libya, South Africa and Thailand.
While keeping track of blood oxygen, the new update also allows support for VO2max. which basically measures the highest oxygen intake during a workout. In addition, the update brings advanced analysis analysis and sleep scores. Advanced Running Analysis aims to provide information to users to help them improve their form. whereas Sleep Scores aims to provide users with information about sleep patterns.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Specifications
To remember, the Galaxy Watch 3 comes in two different sizes, namely 41mm and 45mm, with a 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch screen respectively. The brand new worn is thinner and smaller, while it is also about 15% lighter. Under the hood, the Galaxy Watch 3 uses the Exynos 9110 chipset in combination with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The new TizenOS 5.5 brings some pretty interesting features to the table. One such addition is gestures. You can easily receive calls by clenching and unscrewing your fists. There is support for 8 pulse reading LEDs and electrocardiogram, drop detection and SpO2 level meter. The smaller version will use a 247 mAh battery, while the older brother will have 340 mAh cells.
The brand new Galaxy Watch 3 is ready for download from August 6 in various markets. Samsung priced the 41mm variant at $ 400, while the larger 45mm option is available at $ 430. Coming to the color options, you can choose between Black, Silver and Gold / Bronze. It is worth noting that, at present, the stainless steel variant is only available. Titanium release will begin in the near future.