Blending timeless designs with technological innovation, Samsung's Gear S3 and Gear Sports were created to be the best-in-class devices that redefined the wearables experience. Now, the wearables will offer greater convenience and versatility, with the release of a new device that enhances the devices with Galaxy Watch functions. The Value Pack has been available in select markets since January 21 and will roll out across other regions in the near future.
New Ways to Watch Your Wellness
Samsung Health on the Gear S3 and Gear Sports has been transformed, helping users to be smarter about their wellness.
The update features 20 indoor workouts, allowing the smartwatch to track. 39 different types of exercise. Eight workouts are listed as a default and users are able to customize the list of their exercises of choice. A series of exercises in succession and these back-to-back workouts are available to view at a glance immediately after a workout.
It is also important for its duration, and keeping tabs on both is easy. Sleeps in the morning, users can wake up in the morning. Sleep Widget is also supported, providing a brief log of the previous night.
The Quick Panel, which is accessed by swiping down on the devices' screens, displays eight settings, modes or icons at a time, and can be customized according to user preferences. Users can now choose from more items to display on the Quick Panel, including BT (Bluetooth) Headset and Find My Phone, facilitating more efficient device interactions.
To prevent disturbances during important events or sleep, two new modes have been added to the Quick Panel selection. Theater Mode keeps the watch silent and its screen off, muting all alerts, alarms and system sounds, users give their full attention to their surroundings. Goodnight Mode for alarms and alarms Wake-up gesture, help you to drift off in peace. The two modes can be controlled at the Settings.
An Enhanced Communication Experience
The update enriches communication, with new features for messaging and calls.
Users are able to save draft messages written on their device and return to them later to finish and send. Support for Multimedia Message (MMS) has also been enhanced, with MMS images displayed in notifications. In a message or conversation. To help users craft responses, previous messages in the conversation are shown to provide context and reply options are displayed directly below, streamlining the process with no need to tap again to reply. With up to 1500+ emojis, across nine categories, users can make their messages all the more personal. The device will also display the most recently-used emojis, so that users can respond to messages using their favorite emojis within moments.
For the Gear S3 only, which is included with the call function, the update also supports in-call multitasking. This allows users to navigate away from the call screen, use other features and open other apps.
New Partnership Possibilities
Alongside established partnerships with fitness and lifestyle applications, such as Under Armor and Smart Caddy, new partnerships are coming to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport. After partnering with Strava, the social network for athletes, the devices now provide a standalone experience, tracking a range of outdoor and indoor activities on the wearable and syncing directly with the Strava app. Support for the TIDAL app * is also offered, allowing users to access their favorite tracks and playlists, as well as explore new music. With the C25K – Couch to 5K app, users can also improve their stamina and track their progress using a proven program. This program was designed for inexperienced runners – so you can train to run 5K in just 8 weeks.
The Gear S3 Value Pack is now available for download via the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app.
* Availability of TIDAL service may vary by region.