Update R600XXU1BSA1 OTA on Gear Sport – Brings new emojis, GIF’s, revamped UI and more

Gear S3 and Gear Sport watches are getting a major software 2019 update from Samsung in the US. The update arrives as firmware version R600XXU1BSA1 which comes with a bunch of new features, improvements and bug fixes that we have discussed below in details. The firmware once installed on the device also bumps the Tizen version to Just continue reading the guide to update the R600XXU1BSA1 firmware on Gear Sport.

R600XXU1BSA1 Firmware: What’s new?

The update brings vast improvements and fixes in the various department of system to enhance it’s usability and functionality. The Samsung health app and it’s widget gets smarter with the ability to display sleep stage information and indoor workouts and back-to-back workout.

In term of usability, the update also features improved UI for the Quick Panel that makes it faster and easier to interact. Samsung has also added two new Settings modes, called Sleep mode and Theater mode on the Quick Settings Panel.

Here are a few other features added in the Gear Sport update 2019:

The settings menu has been re-categorized

Notification panel now shows incoming MMS image

Support for Automatically play GIFs and other animations.

Tizen version to updated to v4.0.0.2

Enhanced capability of Messaging app, lets you save draft messages and supports over 1,000 emojis.

As mentioned above the update is currently rolling out in the US, other regions will get the OTA in a few days. The R600XXU1BSA1 update for Gear Sport weighs in around 299MB, so get it on your device right away by going into About Gear >> Update software. Let the watch check for new updates.

via sammobile

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