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Samsung Gear S2 gets updated with improved battery life and new UI

Samsung Gear S2 update
Samsung Gear S2

Samsung has released a new software update for the Gear S2 smartwatch.

Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch developed by Samsung Electronics running Samsung’s Tizen operating system. It was unveiled at IFA in 2015. The watch features a rotating bezel user interface and an IP68 rating for water resistance up to 1.5 meters deep in 30 minutes. It is compatible with 20mm width watch straps. It has a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and a screen size of 1.2 inches. The watch has a dual-core Exynos processor running at 1 GHz. Samsung Pay can be used through NFC payment terminals.

The new firmware sports version designation R730AUCU3CQK1 and weighs a measly 6.79MB in size.

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According to the official changelog, the update brings in improved battery life and implementation of stability code for device security, but early adopters claim it also comes with a new UI which is the same as the Galaxy Watch Active2.

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That said, the new update now lets you clear all the notifications at once. Previously, they had to be cleared one by one.

It’s unclear what region is currently getting the update, but you can check for it by opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone, and tapping the Download and install option in the Watch software update menu.

If you’ve got the update and notice anything new not mentioned in this article, let us know by dropping a comment below or sending in a tip through here.

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