Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 in BlackSource: Android Central

What you need to know

  • Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 has started receiving a new software update.
  • The update brings the Galaxy Watch 3's voice guidance feature to the smartwatch.
  • While the update is currently available only in South Korea, it is expected to expand to other countries soon.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 received a major update last month, with some of Galaxy Watch 3's best features. The company has now started rolling out a new software update to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 with another Galaxy Watch 3 feature. This time, Samsung is bringing voice guidance support to one of its best Android smartwatches.

Galaxy Watch Active 2 New Update ChangelogSource: TizenHelp

As per TizenHelp, the latest software update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 arrives as version R820XXU1CTJ5. Once you install the update on your smartwatch, you will be able to use voice guidance during exercises, as long as you have a pair of wireless earbuds connected.

Cyber Monday may be over but these Cyber Week deals are still alive

In addition to helping you reach your exercise goal, the feature will also provide other useful information such as the distance covered and your heart-rate when running or biking. Unlike the Fitbit Premium subscription service, which offers a similar feature to Fitbit smartwatch owners, Samsung's voice guidance is completely free.

Along with the voice guidance feature, the update also comes with stability improvements and a few bug fixes. Unfortunately, however, it will take some time for the update to become widely available. Currently, it appears to be limited to South Korea.

Galaxy Watch Active 2

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 still remains one of the most impressive Android smartwatches around. It has a beautiful design, a vibrant AMOLED screen, built-in GPS, and great battery life.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.