Samsung Galaxy Watch active 2 Software update: update fixes AoD bug, improves accuracy, & more

Samsung leaves no stones unturned when it comes to market competition of gadgets. The Korean manufacturer is popular for its smartphones. However, it can give equal tough competition to other competitors when it comes to smartwatches. Honestly speaking the international market for smartwatch always gets to see a butting of heads between Samsung and Apple. While the Cupertino tech giant released its 2019 series of gadgets including its signature smartwatch, Samsung replied by dropping its all-new Galaxy Watch active 2. Now, the OEM is rolling some quick tweaks for the smartwatch.

The new update 1BS19 based on Tizen 4.0.0.7 is for the 44mm variant of the Galaxy Watch Active 2. As you may see from the official changelog above, fixes the GPS bug and improves its performance. Interestingly, with this update, the touch bezel of the Samsung smartwatch will turn on by default.

Earlier, the touch bezel was inactive when you take it out-of-the-box. Later you could enable the touch from the Wearable App. That’s definitely a smart update for the smartwatch. Also, the new software improves the accuracy of the battery meter present on the watch face. The 1BS19 update weighs only 14 MB.

T-Mobile Galaxy Watch Active 2 Software update:

Baseband Version: R825USQU1ASI1 and R835USQU1ASI1

  • Release Date: October 18, 2019
  • Changelog:
    • GPS location fixes
    • Touch Bezel defaults to “on.”

Baseband Version: R825USQU1ASHH and R835USQU1ASHH

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  • Release Date: October 8, 2019
  • Changelog:
    • GPS enhancements

Baseband Version: R825USQU1BSE3 and R835USQU1BSE3

  • Release Date: June 9, 2019
  • Changelog:
    • Launch Software

Verizon Galaxy Watch Active 2 Software update:

Software Version for 44mm: R825USQU1ASHH
Software Version for 40mm: R835USQU1ASHH

What’s changing:

The current software update provides improved GPS performance and changes the setting of Touch Bezel.
Touch Bezel setting is now turned on by default

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Software update

R820XXU1BTD3 (non LTE) / R830XXU1BTD3 (LTE)

  • Improved system stability and reliability

R820XXU1BSK4 (non LTE) / R830XXU1BSK4 (LTE)

• Bugfix for random disabling of Always On Mode.
• Improved accuracy of calorie measurement based on the heart rate sensor.
• Improved stability for Bixby features.

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R830XXU1ASHF

The changelog from Samsung also mentions another update with version R830XXU1ASHF. This one is for the 40mm variant of the Galaxy Watch Active 2. It only improves the system reliability on the smartwatch. The 1ASHF update is based on Tizen 4.0.0.6.

We know OTA takes its own sweet time to knock into every device out there. A few may receive it sooner while others may have to wait for the update for a few more days. However, you can try to search for the Galaxy Watch active 2 Software update from your Galaxy Wearable App. Go to Watch Settings in the App > Software Update.

So, if you were grumpy about not having the touch bezel enabled by default, then make sure to get the latest Galaxy Watch active 2 Software update as it solves that issue and improves the performance as well.

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