Samsung releases fitness-focused updates for its new wearable devices

Samsung unveiled a slew of wearables devices earlier this year. These include the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches alongside a new fitness tracker called the Gear Fit. Now, the Korean company has finally released fitness-focussed updates for all three devices in the US based on customer feedback.

Some of the enhancements in the update include a much-improved pedometer that automatically starts counting steps and higher pedometer goals. Besides, the enhanced transfer process makes it easier for users to transfer data from the pedometer.

Elsewhere, the update also enhances the heart rate monitoring process. The sleep mode also gets updated which now disables the screen wake up feature, to allow users to wear the device while sleeping without being disturbed.

Finally, the update gives users more options for messages sent to rejected calls along with the ability to create messages of their own.

The new update has already begun rolling out for users in the US. Users will receive a notification on their paired Galaxy smartphone or tablet when the update becomes available in a region.