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New Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 update should make it harder to lose your watch

SmartThings Find, an improved Health app, and a Hand Wash app all feature.

Published onFebruary 5, 2021

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Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is now gaining a new update.
  • The update brings improvements to the Health app, a new Hand Wash app, and SmartThings Find.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is getting a software buff courtesy of a new update. Spotted by TizenHelp, the update weighs in at around 74MB and brings firmware version R840XXU1BUA8 to the smartwatch.

After the wearable rolled out its ECG smarts and blood pressure monitoring in more countries in January, it’s now receiving a more utilitarian feature — SmartThings Find. Perhaps not the most exciting addition on paper, SmartThings Find will allow users to find their smartwatch should it ever slide off their arm. It should be a boon for those who misplace their devices often.

Tweaks to Samsung’s Health function also arrive. Group-walking challenges, reduced workout recognition times, and more home fitness programs are being added to the app.

Finally, a Hand Wash app now also arrives on the Galaxy Watch 3. The app will automatically “detect and time” when the wearer begins washing their hands. Samsung also notes that the update brings “improved system stability and reliability.”

TizenHelp notes the update should be rolling out to users in India, South Korea, and the US. You can check if there is a pending update available through the Wearable app on your phone.

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