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Smart Wearables Needs Enhanced Data Compatibility

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Beyond question, Samsung, Google, and Apple are the top smartphone as well as smart wearable brands in the tech industry, with a vast range of fan communities. But that doesn’t mean that other niche players are not making an effort to offer unique features. 

Smartphones are overrated; now it’s time to expand the smart wearable area. There are two-sided trends in the wearables market: well-established brands and niche ones. The big brands prefer to push innovation; for instance, events such as CES and MWC are driving the introduction of new and powerful wearables. 

On the other hand, niche brands are struggling for the space for which they are offering unique features and targeting specific uses, making wearables more diverse. Whereas some of the brands are working to create a “super wearable,” which brings together disparate fitness data sources, others are sticking with the proprietary approach. 

These dynamics have put wearable innovations back on the agenda for a huge consumer market. As per the PYMNTS’ research, by November 2022, the market will be north of 96 million U.S. consumers. Undoubtedly, wearables are becoming more complex, but the fact is that data compatibility is an issue, as already seen with the most recent gadgets; for instance, Samsung’s Galaxy Ring, which tracks health data such as sleep and heart rate, is the same as Oura and the forthcoming Apple ring. 

Samsung integrates data from multiple wearables, which include watches, rings, headsets, and more, using mobile AI, and this could be a selling point for users who prefer to join HealthPixel. Whereas integrating data is a benefit, there’s a concern about different wearables not working seamlessly together. This creates “data silos” where information is locked within a particular ecosystem. 

Samsung’s vice president and head of the digital health team, Dr. Hon Pak, states that “our vision is to improve the health of billions through connected care centered around the home by connecting devices, services, and people.”

All the brands are taking steps to expand the wearables market, but data compatibility is the breaker. A well-established brand such as Samsung recently introduced its advanced wearable, the Galaxy Ring, which is totally focused on health data tracking. 

At the moment, smart wearables are best in their own way, but they lack data sharing with other wearable devices. To enhance the user’s experience, Samsung focuses on using their smartphone as the central point of AI to connect multiple wearables and centralize health data. Although Google also included Fitbit in its data subscription platform and announced their Fitbit application will combine data from other wearables through Health Connect,.

Oura is valued at $2.55 billion, and it is not stopping at its Google partnership. It announced a new integration on March 5 along with the digital exercise community Strava, which boasts 120 million users. 

As per the director of the Cedars Sinai Center for Surgical Innovation and Engineering, Dr. Joseph Schwab, “Consumer wearables on the market are essentially motion trackers.”

Other brands, such as Dexcon, provide wearables for particular health conditions, like real-time glucose monitoring for diabetics. The wearable market is driven by innovations, but we must note that data compatibility requires solutions. However, the brands are stepping forward with data unification.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 FE First Look Revealed See Its Emirates Design

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The Korean Electronics firm is now gearing up to introduce a new Fan Edition smartphone, the Galaxy S24 FE. A new report is revealing the first look of the upcoming Galaxy S24 FE via a 5K Renders 360-degree video. 

Samsung is debuting a new fan edition smartphone, the Galaxy S24 FE, the most affordable option in its premium Galaxy S24 series. Before any official announcement, the latest leaked images and video reveal the phone’s detailed design. Let’s take a closer look at the design of the forthcoming smartphone. 

The new report reported the 5K renders and 360-degree video, which reveal the entire design language of the upcoming Galaxy S24 FE smartphone. It has a larger display with a single camera in a hole at the top centre. The volume and power buttons are housed on the right side, and the charging port is, as usual, on the bottom. 


It has a triple camera setup in a vertical line placed on the top left, including a 50MP sensor. However, the exact details about the other two cameras have yet to be revealed. It is slightly thin and has rounded edges, but it is smaller in size than the actual Galaxy S24. It is reported that it will feature a 6.65-inch high-quality AMOLED technology. Reportedly, the brand will power it with an Exynos 2400 chipset. 

The memory package could include up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. However, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset-powered variant of the upcoming Galaxy S24 FE is also expected for a few markets, including the US. The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is currently the top-of-the-line flagship Android series being sold globally and in India.  

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