How to update Samsung Galaxy Watch?

by Aron Harding

In this article we will show you how to update your Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatch software. You can update the device easily by following the steps we provide below.

Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Watch on 9 August 2018 and in the same year it started selling in 16 countries.

Until this article, Samsung released a total of 2 Galaxy Watch models, SM-R805 and SM-R815 and two sports models Galaxy Watch Active with the code SM-R500 and Galaxy Watch Active2 (SM-R820).

You can update the Samsung Galaxy Watch software from a smartphone running Android or iOS operating system.

How to update Galaxy Watch from an Android phone?

–        Run Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app from your phone.

–        Tap Home tab on the bottom left side of the screen.

–        Now tap About Galaxy Watch.

–        If you see Latest version installed, you don’t need to update as you have the final version on your Samsung Galaxy Watch.

–        If you see a software update, you can tap Update Watch software.

–        To start updating tap Update now.

–        You can also turn on or off automatic updates just next to Auto Update.

–        An Update Gear software screen will appear, tap Install.

–        A confirm prompt will appear and tap OK.

The update will start now and take a couple of minutes to complete.

How to update Galaxy Watch from iPhone?

–        Run Samsung Galaxy Watch app on your iPhone.

–        Go to the Home tab and tap About Galaxy Wearable.

–        If there is an update available, tap Install.

And the update will start and take several minutes.

I have Samsung Galaxy Watch with LTE, is there a different process or ROM/software i should use?

No. You don’t. You can update Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE device software by following the procedures above. But some operators just support Android or Samsung devices with it. Here is the list…

Model Number Band Support Country or Region Supported Carriers Samsung Device Supporting activation of cellular service on other OS
Other Android OS iOS
[Galaxy Watch 46mm]
SM-805U
SM-805W

[Galaxy Watch 42mm]
SM-815U
SM-815W

[LTE]
B2 (1900 MHz)
B4 (1700 MHz)
B5 (850 MHz)
B12 (700 MHz)
B13 (700 MHz)
B25 (1900 MHz)
B26 (850 MHz)
B66 (1700 MHz)

[UMTS]
B2 (1900MHz)
B4 (1700MHz)
B5 (850MHz)

United States T-Mobile O O X
Sprint O Coming Soon Coming Soon
Verizon O1) O2) X
AT&T O O X
Canada Bell O X X
Telus O X X
[Galaxy Watch 46mm]
SM-R805F
SM-R805N

[Galaxy Watch 42mm]
SM-R815F
SM-R815N

[LTE]
B1 (2100 MHz)
B3 (1800 MHz)
B5 (850 MHz)
B7 (2600 MHz)
B8 (900 MHz)

[UMTS]
B1 (2100MHz)
B5 (850MHz)
B8 (900MHz)

Australia Telstra O O X
Vodafone Coming Soon Coming Soon X
Optus Coming Soon Coming Soon X
[LTE]
B1 (2100 MHz)
B3 (1800 MHz)
B5 (850 MHz)
B7 (2600 MHz)
B8 (900 MHz)
B20 (800 MHz)

[UMTS]
B1 (2100MHz)
B5 (850MHz)
B8 (900MHz)

Austria Drei O O O
Estonia Telia O O O
Finland Telia O O O
Germany Telekom O O O
Vodafone O O O
O2 O O O
Hungary Magyar
Telekom
O O O
Italy TIM O O O
Norway Telia O O O
Telenor O O O
Poland Orange O O O
Spain Orange O O O
Switzerland Swisscom O O O
Sunrise O O O
United Kingdom EE O X X
[LTE]
B1 (2100 MHz)
B3 (1800 MHz)
B5 (850 MHz)
B7 (2600 MHz)
B8 (900 MHz)

[UMTS]
B1 (2100MHz)

Korea SKT O O O
KT O O O
LG U+ O O O
[Galaxy Watch 46mm]
SM-R8050
[LTE] CHINA
B1 (2100 MHz)
B3 (1800 MHz)
B5 (850 MHz)
B38 (2600 MHz)
B39 (1900 MHz)
B40 (2300 MHz)
B41 (2500 MHz)

[UMTS] CHINA
B1 (2100MHz)

China China
Telecom
O O X
China
Unicom
O O X

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