Samsung Gear S3 Gets Huge Update

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A new feature that has been added includes real-time heart rate monitoring for those who wish for precise data before, during and after their workout.

Elsewhere, the Value Pack update brings a whole lot of newness to the S3.

Samsung is pushing a big Value Pack update to its Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic watches today. Those who are looking for new applications for their smartwatch can now browse through and download any compatible application from the company's Galaxy Apps store without ever needing to use their smartphone. It comes with plenty of new features and more user-friendly widgets.

If you own a Gear S3, you can download the Tizen 3.0 update now from the Samsung Gear app and take advantage of the battery life and the other mentioned features. Samsung's Health Fitness Program enables users to view exercise programs from their synced smartphone on a tv, displaying their heart rate and letting them control the content via their Gear S3. If you have upcoming events to set for any of your contacts that are visible on the Gear S3, you can create events with a few key details from the watch.

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On the communications side of things, Samsung made searching and creating contacts easier, as well as events with date, time, reminder alerts, and locations. Turning the bezel at varying rates determines whether you see more or less information on a given item; for instance, twisting the bezel on a notification like a text opens the quick reply menu with your pre-defined messages.

Samsung launched its Gear S3 smartwatches late past year, continuing its habit of snubbing Google's Android Wear platform and instead installing its own Tizen OS on the wearable devices.

If you haven't received notification that the "Value Update Pack" is available yet, simply navigate to the Samsung Gear app to begin the download process.