Samsung Galaxy A70, Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear Sport Get Software Updates

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung has been rolling out a bunch of updates for a slew of devices including the Galaxy A70 smartphone and wearable such as Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport. The South Korean giant has notably rolled out the first update for the Galaxy A70 within the three weeks since its launch in India. As for the wearables, Samsung has rolled out One UI update. Let us check out what the respective updates bring aboard.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Update Brings Camera and Fingerprint Sensor Improvements

The Samsung Galaxy A70 gets its first update in India with May 2019 security patch. The update brings improvements in the picture quality and also adds beauty filter that functions in real-time while recording videos using the rear camera. The update also optimizes fingerprint recognition functionality. The changelog for the update states that it also adds protection against accidental touch that mostly occurs when the phone is in a pocket or a bag. Interestingly, the feature has been present on the Galaxy A70 since launch, making us wonder why Samsung has mentioned it in the changelog.

Samsung Galaxy A70 update
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Concerning the size and timeline for the update, it is 376MB in size and is currently being rolled out across India as an OTA update. As is the case with every OTA update, users can also check for it manually by heading to the Settings of the device and choosing the Software Update option.

Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear Sport Get One UI Update

Samsung’s One UI has been a welcome change for its smartphone users. The company released the Galaxy Watch Active with One UI as well, and now it is rolling out One UI software update for other wearables including Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport. The latest update for the devices is 100MB in size and it packs a new interface clubbed with a slew of features such as quick settings, touch to wake, and more. The streamlined settings allow users smooth customization and control over their wearable.

Samsung One UI Watch faces

Additionally, the update also brings new watch faces and optimizes sync with the phone while enhancing battery efficiency. Background apps that may drain the battery are automatically closed to increase battery output. Also, users are allowed to customize battery saving settings, including brightness adjustment, screen timeout, and more.

There are several health-centric features too, such as Sleeping mode toggle, outdoor swim tracking, daily activity tab, and also heart rate alert that allows users to set a limit. Samsung Health shows up on the Daily Activities screen with daily data summary of the user, including calorie intake, movement, and workout count. The Sleep tracking feature has been further improved and now shows the user’s average sleep range in comparison to the average sleep range for the defined age group.

One UI for Galaxy Watch looks refreshing with enhanced graphics and overall interface. The new watch faces ensure better screen outlook. The quick panel offers instant access to Settings of the Watch while the Health features make it easier for users to track their routine alongside monitoring heart rate by setting a limit.

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Zara is responsible for the day-to-day news publishing on Gear. She wandered into the world of tech right after she completed her post graduate course in English Journalism from the Indian Insitute of Mass Communication (IIMC). She had been associated with some of the known tech blogs like Ubergizmo, ExtremeTech, Wccftech, CCM (English), MakeTechEasier, and more. Having worked with plenty of publications, she finally chose to dedicate her time to MySmartPrice. With over four years of experience, Zara boasts expertise in smartphones, apps, IoT, and security.