Samsung and Apple are two of the biggest smartphone producers in the world. Not only do they tie on number of sales, they also have same products on their brand. This includes fitness watches: Samsung Galaxy Watch versus Apple Watch.
There were lots of debates going around, tackling which of them is better. Thanks to one important feature, the winner may be obvious now.
Which is better?
But, all thanks to Samsung’s decision to remove an important feature on their product, the decision may be easier to get now.
Over the past days, Samsung announced to update its policies on their Galaxy Watches. One of the major changes on their recent updates is terminating the ‘Get Location’ service on their products—and it wasn’t highly-appreciated by most people.
Removing the ‘Get Location’
The ‘Get Location’ feature is one of the best tools, in order to find missing smartwatches and track them whenever the owner misplaced it somewhere else.
This feature allows you to get the exact GPS of your device and help you find it, especially when you lose it in a public place.
For example, if you’re looking for a misplaced Galaxy smartwatch at home, your phone could trigger a buzzing from where your missing watch is.
However, do note, that this only works when the smart watch is connected over Bluetooth. Typically, a Bluetooth 5.0 has a range of between 60-metres to 240-metres (200ft-800ft) before its connection loses its power.
On the other hand, if you’ve lost your Samsung smartwatch on a run in the local park and are now well outside the range of Bluetooth, the Get Location feature would kick-in.
Now, this feature will say goodbye. A new notification will pop in all Samsung models of Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch 2 Active, and the Galaxy Watch. The notification will remind all smartwatch owners that the Get Location service will only be available until March 15. After this date, the feature will be permanently deleted from the system.
To ease the tension of the feature removal, Samsung says that the company is rolling out a new update, just like the Get Location, inputted in the system of Samsung SmartThings app.
Apple Watch vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch
As we said, Samsung and Apple are two of the strongest competition in the smartphone industry, same goes with smartwatches.
Samsung removing its Get Location feature can result to worst sales of the year for the company. On the other hand, Apple has improved its ‘Find my’ feature, that works exactly like on Samsung’s.
Apple’s Find My app might get a new safety feature to help prevent someone from using the kinds of devices tracked in the app to stalk you instead.
“Item Safety Alerts”, spotted in the iOS 14.5 beta, will notify you if an unknown device being tracked on Find My is “moving with you” so you can remove it or disable it, according to The Verge.
Will these new updates affect each company’s sales?
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