The Galaxy Watch 3 reveal is just a week away, having been confirmed by Samsung as featuring in its Unpacked lineup alongside four other devices. The leaks around its upcoming smartphones - the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy Z Fold 2 - have been rife, but its other gadgets haven't escaped a good bean-spilling.
We've already heard all about the wearables' major new software update that will bring motion controls and fall detection to the smartwatch, but now the Galaxy Watch 3 Plugin app has gone live and given us some new titbits.
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XDA Developers Max Weinbach delved into the APK to ferret out the details on the watch - a lot of which backs up prior leaks about the updates. Weinbach confirms hand gesture support is on the way, with users able to clench and unclench their hand to answer a call, or shake their hand to reject it. As Weinbach points out, because the new smartwatch features a speaker, calls can be taken directly via the device.
Fall detection has been confirmed, with the Galaxy Watch 3 ringing for one minute after an incident - if the user doesn't respond within that time, it'll text their location and a brief sound recording (five seconds) to emergency contacts. If users are particularly vulnerable, it can place an SOS call to emergency contacts when it detects a fall.
Features that we hadn't previously heard about that were found in the APK include the ability to take a screenshot with a different action to previous Samsung smartwatches. Rather than holding and swiping, users can simply press both buttons on the side to snap a screenshot instead.
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In addition to the new features, Weinbach also discovered the default watch face options, some of which include Galaxy Note 20 wallpapers, which you can peruse above.
There's not a great deal of new information here, but it's fleshed out what we do know and given us a glimpse of the improvements Samsung has made with its smartwatches, so it's better prepared to go toe-to-toe with the Apple Watch Series 6 when it hits stores after Unpacked on August 5.
Source: XDA Developers