Earlier this year Samsung unveiled a new crop of wearable devices. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are new smartwatches that were unveiled alongside the Galaxy S5. Samsung also unveiled a new fitness tracker called the Gear Fit with its new flagship. These devices made their way to the market back in April and those who picked them up regularly asked Samsung for some new fitness-focused features. The company has listened and released software updates for all three wearable devices.


This update has been developed “based on consumer feedback,” Samsung says, and has now been rolled out to users in the U.S. Key enhancements include a much more accurate pedometer that starts counting steps automatically and higher pedometer goals.

An improved transfer process makes it easier for users to transfer data from the pedometer. The heart rate monitor accuracy has also been improved in this update. The sleep mode has been updated which now disables the screen wake-up feature, thus allowing users to wear the device while sleeping without being disturbed.

Users will now get more options for messages sent to rejected calls as well as the ability to create messages of their own. As previously mentioned the update has already been rolled out. When it becomes available in a region users will receive a notification on their paired Galaxy smartphone or tablet.

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