The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has only been out for a few days, but it has already received its first software update – and this is a huge update that adds key features on how to measure body fitness and fitness. amount of your sleep.
As spotted by SamMobile, the update is about 80MB in size. If you’re delaying buying the Galaxy Watch 3 because of some ‘coming soon’ feature, rest assured that the first round of upgrade is here.
Blood oxygen monitoring is one of the features currently supported on the Galaxy Watch 3, letting you know how well your respiratory system is working. This could mark potential health problems, including sleep apnea.
VO2max measurements are also included with this update ̵1; this is similar in that it tracks the amount of oxygen your body is using while exercising. This feature is useful for knowing where your training limit is and measuring how well your body improves heart health over time.
Score and analysis
Then there’s the Sleep Score feature, which goes far beyond the usual sleep tracking functions. Every morning, it will appear on the clock to let you know how well you slept in terms of the deep and REM sleep cycle.
Finally, the update also adds more advanced run analytics to the Galaxy Watch 3, lets you dig deeper into your run stats, and will provide suggestions on where you are. can make improvements.
We’re still waiting for the ECG or ECG feature to roll out, though – it might give you an early warning of potential heart abnormalities, but for now it’s only available in Korea. National. Regulatory approval was launched for functionality in the US this week, so hopefully another software update isn’t too far off.
Speaking of regulatory updates, not all of these features are available in all markets where the Galaxy Watch 3 is sold, due to differences in district health laws. Currently unable to access blood oxygen monitoring in Algeria, Angola, Canada, France, Iran, Japan, Libya, South Africa or Thailand.