Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier on Verizon receive Tizen 4.0 update

Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier on Verizon receive Tizen 4.0 update

Samsung has started to push out the Tizen 4.0 update for Verizon subscribers who own the LTE enabled Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatches. The same update was pushed out to non-LTE versions last week, bringing some new features and improvements to the wearables.

You can update your Gear S3 using the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device. The app will automatically check for and notify you of Samsung Gear S3 updates if you have the automatic update feature turned on. Make sure your Gear S3 is fully charged before attempting to install the update.

Following the installation of the update, both Gear S3 timepieces will allow users to unlock the devices by rotating the bezels. This eliminates the need to type in a PIN code using a small keyboard. Users will also be able to preview MMS in the notifications, use new emoji, and reply to a messaging thread by sending a copy of their messaging history. The update will also allow those on a call to open the calendar app and check the weather by tapping on the home screen.

Users will be able to edit their default workouts after installing the update, and eight new indoor workouts have been added. With the newly added Theater mode, the Gear S3 can be taken into a movie theater without fear that it will annoy someone as the screen is shutdown, all sounds and alarms are muted, and the Always-on screen and Wake-up gesture are blocked. The Goodnight mode turns off alerts except for alarms and system sounds, and it blocks the Always-on screen and Wake-up gesture.

Voice assistant will now allow users to use voice commands with apps like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and SmartThings. As an alternative to pinching and zooming, users will be able to navigate the watch and zoom in on the screen by turning the bezel.

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