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Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Software Update

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon Wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

System Update 5

The details:

Release date: 04/23/2021
Software Version: R845/R855USQU1BUD1

What's changing:

The current software update provides the most up to date security patches on your device.

System Update 4

The details:

Release date: 03/26/2021
Software Version: R845/R855USQU1BUB2

What's changing:

This software update introduces the following features for your Galaxy Watch3. The latest security update is also included.

Samsung Health Improvements

  • Invite up to 9 friends to join and walk with you, in the "Together" section of the Samsung Health app over your connected phone. You can also track your progress on your paired Galaxy Watch3 under Samsung Health > Together.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Samsung Health screenshot
  • A good night's sleep is important. Galaxy Watch3 now provides a Sleep score, in addition to automatically tracking your sleep pattern.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Samsung Health screenshot
  • Auto workout recognition time is reduced from 10 minutes to 3 minutes for running, rowing machine and elliptical, making it easier to track your workouts.
  • Enjoy home workout videos with a variety of fitness programs from Samsung Health using your connected phone. Go to Samsung Health "Fitness" section and select a program to add. Once you start working out, your paired Galaxy Watch3 will provide instructions, track your exercises, and help get your body moving. Different exercises may show different tracking screens on your watch (examples below).
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Samsung Health screenshot
  • To end the workout anytime, swipe up and tap Finish.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Samsung Health screenshot

Always On Display – Removed seconds display

  • The seconds hand/display on selected watch faces will be removed when Always On Display is turned on. This change only applies to the preloaded watch faces.

Watch face examples when AOD is OFF:

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Always On Display screenshot

Watch face examples when AOD is ON:

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Always On Display screenshot

Hand Wash

Available for download from Galaxy Store, the Hand Wash application helps improve hygiene by tracking hand washing. It can detect hand washing, track how often you wash hands, and provide reminders to wash hands at regular intervals in the day.

System Update 3

The details:

Release date: 12/21/2020
Software Version: R845/R855USQU1BTK2

What's changing:

This software update contains the latest Tizen 5.5 Operating System and performance improvements for your Galaxy Watch3. Features include:

  • Smart Reply – Reply with suggested messages.
  • AR Emoji/Bitmoji – Use your phone's AR Emoji/Bitmoji on your watch.
  • SmartThings Find – Locate your watch even when it's offline.
  • Screen Capture – Take screenshots on your watch and send them to your phone.

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