Samsung has released the first update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 just days after its launch on the 6th of August 2020. This update brings a couple of features with it, including blood oxygen monitoring and VO2 Max measuring, helping users (especially exercise lovers) keep track of their vitals. The blood oxygen monitoring feature is not yet available in Angola, Algeria, Canada, Libya, Thailand, France, Iran, Japan, and South Africa.
This new firmware weighs 80MB and also introduces Advanced Running Analysis that helps users understand how they can improve their running and workouts by studying previous patterns. There is the Sleep Score feature which appears on the watch every morning to let the user know how well they have been able to sleep in terms of deep sleep and REM cycles.
This smartwatch from Samsung features hardware to measure blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. However, these functions are yet to be activated pending approval from the regulatory agencies of different countries. This scenario also played out with the Samsung Watch Active2 which was released last September and only got the ECG enabled recently.
With the present state of the healthcare system in most parts of the world, we may have to wait a little while before ECG and blood pressure monitoring become active on the Galaxy Watch3. The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 is powered by the Exynos 9110 SoC and features a Super AMOLED display. It is available in two sizes, a 41mm watch with a 1.2-inch display and a 45mm watch with a 1.4-inch display.