19-03-2021 07:01 PM - last edited 20-03-2021 05:26 PM
Another loss of functionality with the latest firmware update.
I was disappointed on the last update to find that the 'weight' widget on my 42mm watch no longer functioned or sychronised with the Samsung health app on my Samsung phone.
Foolishly installed todays latest update to find, (to my horror!) that the following widget features have GONE:
Timer, floors, calories, and workout record. ......(..there may be more loss of functionality that I have yet to discover!)
As well as listing whats is in the update..(which is relatively little...) why oh why Samsung, do you not warn customers what is being REMOVED with your updates!....
Oh, ...wait a minute I think I know...because NOBODY would install them! If your logic is to encourage users to upgrade to the latest 'models' then it is counter-productive...because I for one would not!
I bought this watch less than a year ago and wish I hadn't, because, ...it seems...that in a couple of years time is all it will be...is just a watch!..and not much else!
At least have the decency to provide earlier firmwares, so that customers can rollback to a time when their equipment was more functional.
EDIT......Notifications do not seem to be working properly. Some arrive & some do not! (emails). Also...DND mode no longer disables screen bezel/wrist movement wake up! ..(.I have been using this to conserve battery whilst 'outdoor' mode is activated to avoid having screen come on full brightness with every wrist movement thereby reducing battery life when out running/cycling/golfing etc.)
21-03-2021 05:40 PM in
21-03-2021 05:57 PM in
Anniebell33.......So sorry to hear that. It makes my complaints seem trivial. It seems that this battery problem is a common occurence after updating..judging from the previous update that had many users reporting the same problem. My battery life seems ok, so it seems weird that some watches are affected and some are not. I dont know of any way to rollback to an earlier firmware other than flashing an older firmware through rooting with an SDK via Odin, which is a risky business as it can 'brick' your device if anything goes wrong. (search/ XDA developers)
I have done this on some of my older phones, but am loath to risk it on my watch, which could end up 'dead'!
I would suggest contacting Samsung if I thought it would do any good, but it might be worth a try.
21-03-2021 06:04 PM in
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