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  # 2183903 19-Feb-2019 19:37
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I got it a few days ago 4.0.0.2

 

Some cosmetic changes apparent, nothing that's really improved functionality for me. Otherwise haven't noticed much else (thankfully battery hasn't taken a hit).


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  # 2183906 19-Feb-2019 19:40
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paulchinnz:

I got it a few days ago 4.0.0.2


Some cosmetic changes apparent, nothing that's really improved functionality for me. Otherwise haven't noticed much else (thankfully battery hasn't taken a hit).



Which model do you have? My Gear s3 frontier brought directly off Spark says it's up to date.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2183950 19-Feb-2019 20:06
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Frontier

 

Parallel import from Hong Kong.


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  # 2183954 19-Feb-2019 20:11
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Frontier


Parallel import from Hong Kong.



How do you make it update? Just through the app?

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  # 2184005 19-Feb-2019 22:26
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Yeah pushed through app. Just wait I reckon - with previous updates others have got them 1 month ahead of me.




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  # 2187256 26-Feb-2019 09:41
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Checked my Gear app on 21 Feb and update was available. Quite a large download, about 350 MB from memory and it took quite a while to install and reboot.
Now on 4.0.0.2.
I haven't noticed too much different, although I admit I haven't had time to delve into the menus. I had to reinstall a couple of apps that had lost their connection to the phone but what I have noticed is an improvement in battery life. Previously a normal day saw me putting the watch on its charger at night with about 30-40% remaining. Since the update it is more like 50-60% and sometimes higher.

My S3 is a local one, bought from Noel Leeming.




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  # 2187262 26-Feb-2019 09:49
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My Gear S3 Frontier from Spark updated on the weekend.  I've also noticed the battery life seems better (though I already charge it overnight, as with the hot weather I found it too awkward to wear it in bed) - when I take it off the charger in the morning, the new Daily Briefing (somewhat useful new feature) reports over 2 days battery from 100%.

 

One thing I've appreciated is the better way it handles responding to message notifications from Viber.  In the past, I was only able to choose from preset responses, but now I am able to edit those preset messages, and can respond directly from the notification.  It also seems faster and more responsive to inputs.  I had also stopped receiving vibration alerts to Viber notifications, which are now back.  However, I did a full reset before installing the update, so some improvements may be due to the reset.

 

Overall, it's gone from being unhelpful to useful again.  Also, I think it's creditable that this is the second "major" OS update since it was released (from Tizen 2 to Tizen 4), when I was skeptical that it would ever get past v3.  Whether it receives v5 in a year's time, who knows...


 
 
 
 


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  # 2266944 29-Jun-2019 17:34
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Not news, but the current thread about the Huawei GT (which to be fair is more a fitness tracker than smartwatch) highlights for me how good this watch still is. 

 

Got it 24 months ago, still feels fast and can still get through a big day (e.g. 0700-0200 with GPS, BT, auto-heart rate) with 25% battery to spare.

 

Got updated a month or so ago to Tizen 4.0.0.4. While no improvement to functionality that I've noticed, the interfaces for some of the Samsung apps are a bit more functional (e.g. better placement of on screen buttons) - it's a better watch than it was 3 months ago - which reflects the incremental improvements over the 24 months. 


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