Samsung releases update for the Gear 2, Gear 2 and Gear Fit to improve pedometer and heart rate monitor, enhance user experience

Samsung wearables

Samsung has been listening to customer complaints/suggestions and is now launching a firmware update for three of its wearable devices, including the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

The most notable change “affects” the built-in pedometer which will be more accurate and start counting steps automatically after the update. Moreover, users will also be able to set higher pedometer goals and more easily transfer pedometer data.

In addition, there’s improved heart rate monitor accuracy as well as updated Sleep Mode which disables the screen wake-up feature, so users can wear it while sleeping without being disturbed. Finally, there are more options for messages sent to rejected calls along with the ability to create custom messages.

The new software version will initially be rolled out to customers in the U.S. and expanded to rest of the world afterwards. If you’re a Gear device owner, you will receive a notification on your paired Galaxy smartphone or tablet when the firmware is ready to download. Then, just follow the prompts to complete the update.