Home Galaxy Watch receives certification by NRRA

Galaxy Watch receives certification by NRRA

We are looking forward to the launch of Samsung’s next flagship wearable, which will almost certainly be called the Galaxy Watch, that will be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9 at the Unpacked event on August 9 (not long to go) in New York.

Recently, the watch received its FCC certifications, which usually points to an imminent release. Today, the wearable tech has received another certification and this time it is the National Radio Research Agency (NRRA). Four different models have been certified: SM-R800, SM-R805N, SM-R810, and SM-R815N. The different models possibly pertain to the different screen sizes, 1.2-Inch and 1.3-Inch, and LTE options available.
There were rumours that the Galaxy Watch might run Google’s Wear OS, due to a couple of leaks and the name change, but now it seems that Samsung is sticking with the Tizen OS. This will be the first wearable device that supports Tizen 4.0 and it will be great to see what UI enhancements and performance Improvements Samsung can bring with this new iteration of the OS. Tizen 5.0 has also been released but I presume Samsung have not had enough time to create a fully functional wearable platform with it – we could, however, see it as a future update.

Will Gear S3 receive a Tizen 4.0 update?

Updating a Smartwatches platform to a different version is not an easy task. There is always the potential that consumers might face issues, so tech companies are reluctant to perform this feat. Samsung, however, are realising now more than ever that they need to try going beyond expectations, like we have seen with Gear S2 updates, and offer longer support to its wearable devices. With that said, I think Samsung will run the Gauntlet with a Tizen 4.0 update for Gear S3 users, giving them another reason to choose Samsung over the competition.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.