New Samsung Gear Sport update rolls out, disables automatic alarm sync

Samsung entered the smartwatch market back in September 2013 with Galaxy Gear. Being the major tech-giant to launch a smartwatch, the OEM enjoyed high market share and profits till 2015. It was then (2015) that Apple introduced their first-gen smartwatch and grabbed the attention of customers with its elegant design and features.

And nothing has changed till date. According to recent report, Samsung still holds the second position in the global smartphone market share, while Apple tops the list. However, it’s worth mentioning that Samsung’s share has certainly progressed in Q2 this year.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

A significant growth has been seen after the launch of Galaxy Watch Active, that landed earlier this year. It’s an affordable alternative to the previously launched smartwatches by the company and focuses more on fitness instead of luxury.

Galaxy Watch Active also comes baked with One UI (v1.0) which later on rolled out for older watches like Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport. Cut to now. Among these Galaxy watches, the company is now rolling out a new update for the 2017 Samsung Gear Sport watch.

Samsung Gear Sport
Samsung Gear Sport

Recalling Samsung Gear Sport’s features, the device embraces a Super AMOLED, Stainless Steel body, 4GB of ROM, & is compatible with Android & iOS. The currently circulating August update weighs about 12MB and bumps the version to R600XXU1CSF2 / R600OXA1CSF2.

The update improves system reliability, disables automatic sync of Alarm from a paired smartphone to watch, and also improves swim tracking (as can be seen in the changelog below).

What’s New –
Improved system reliability
Disabled automatic sync of Alarm from paired Smartphone to Watch
Improved tracking for Swim.

Samsung Gear Sport

If you are a Samsung Gear Sport owner, you can check for the update right now, to do this go to the settings menu in Samsung Gear app. If you haven’t received the update, be patient, as it may take some time to reach all units.

If you have already upgraded to the latest version, don’t hesitate to share the issues, in case you encounter any. For more Samsung related updates, news, bugs/issues and other stuff, head here.

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Anubhav Tyagi

Anubhav identifies himself as gadget fanatic & a stickler for detail and accuracy. He’s quite an aficionado of sci-fi movies, gaming, and music. When not writing about his favorite genres on PW, he can be seen clicking photographs.