Gear S3 owners were greeted with a large software update for their watches today. Not only does the ~ 300MB file mark the arrival of Tizen v4, but it adds a host of other improvements and changes.
That's quite a hefty list of changes right there. During the course of writing this, my Gear S3 Classic was slogging through the file transfer process, which is quite slow. So I can not speak to how well any of the improvements and new features work, but people over on Reddit seem to like it so far. As long as it fixes the phantom battery drain I've had it for the last few months, I'll be happy
Frankly, I'm surprised it took that long to get a proper theater mode, but better late than never , I guess. Not sure why we need a sleep mode when you can set Do Not Disturb on a schedule, but to each his own. If you take a gadget through the Gear S3 subdrude thread discussing the update, it seems that the animations are smoother and faster, plus the SmartThings widget might actually work now (finally). Some are saying that battery life seems to be improved too
The update was ready to go when I checked for it manually in the Galaxy Wearable app. It takes a while to transfer it to your watch, so just set it and forget it. I'm pretty excited for me to finish up, that's for sure