Samsung Gear S3 gets another update to improve battery life

Samsung is rolling out a new update for the Gear S3 smartwatch. The upgrade comes in at around 39MB and improves Bluetooth stability and battery life.

The news arrives via SamMobile and follows a previous battery-related update rolled out last Christmas. That patch addressed a power drain issue brought about by a recent upgrade, but it appears there was still further room for improvement.

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The update is said to be rolling out now in the US, Canada, and South Korea, bringing devices up to firmware version R760XXU2CRC3. Check the About Gear > Update Gear page in the Samsung Gear app’s settings menu on your smartphone to see if your Gear S3 is ready to receive it.

Last November, a year after the smartwatch first launched, Samsung rolled out a big update that improved its fitness tracking features and user-interface in some key areas; there are already rumors circulating about a potential Gear S4, but lets hope Samsung doesn’t abandon the S3 completely once its successor lands.

When we see this update roll out in other territories, we’ll let you know.

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