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The first beta of the One UI Watch 5 & Wear OS 4 is coming soon



The realm of smartwatches is advancing steadily, with a growing emphasis on user health and well-being. Samsung, a prominent player in the industry, is gearing up to introduce a major upgrade known as One UI Watch 5 for its wearable devices powered by the Wear OS operating system. This forthcoming update is expected to introduce numerous noteworthy enhancements and innovative features, which we will delve into further in the following sections.

Samsung One UI Watch 5 (Wear OS 4) First Beta Update

The first smartwatch expected to feature the new software is likely to be the Galaxy Watch6. However, Samsung intends to offer users of older models, such as the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5, an opportunity to preview the upcoming firmware. This initiative aligns with the company’s commitment to engaging users in the product development process and enhancing their experience by allowing them to test the firmware before its official release.

Rumors suggest that the official unveiling of the Galaxy Watch 6, accompanied by the introduction of the new One UI Watch 5 software, will potentially occur on July 26 at COEX in South Korea. Additionally, Samsung had previously announced their plan to launch a beta program for One UI Watch 5 on the existing Wear OS Galaxy smartwatches by the end of May.

Wear OS 4-based One UI Watch 5 Beta Program

While we approach the end of May, it is worth considering the possibility of a delay in the beta program launch. As observed last year with the first beta firmware release of One UI Watch 4.5 in early June, followed by the stable version about a month later, the timing can vary. Once the One UI Watch 5 beta becomes accessible, users of Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 can look forward to several notable improvements. These include advanced health features like more accurate sleep tracking, on-watch sleep coaching, enhanced connectivity with SmartThings-enabled devices, and upgraded fitness capabilities, such as personalized heart rate monitoring.

One UI Watch 5 & WearOS 4 Supported Galaxy Watches

Notably, One UI Watch 5 introduces significant updates, particularly in the area of fall detection, which will be as active as it is on Garmin smartwatches, along with an updated SOS system. These additions highlight Samsung’s dedication to user safety, extending beyond conventional fitness and wellness functionalities. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the ECG function of One UI Watch 5 has received approval from the FDA, the U.S. government agency responsible for regulating food and pharmaceuticals. This recognition serves as a significant milestone for Samsung, affirming the quality and reliability of the ECG monitoring feature integrated into their new smartwatches.

At present, we have covered the available information on the upcoming smartwatch operating system; One UI Watch 5. To learn more details and receive updates on this highly anticipated release, we await official announcements from the Korean manufacturer. Stay tuned for future updates that are sure to follow.

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Breaking: One UI 6 Watch Beta program goes live for Galaxy Watch 6 Series




One UI 6 Watch Beta

Hey Samsung lovers, great news has arrived: the company has officially launched the WearOS 5-based One UI 6 Watch beta program for the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in the US and Korea. And also, the company started rolling out the first version of the new firmware, followed a few hours later by the Galaxy Watch 6 Series.

The latest Wear OS 5-based One UI 6 Watch carries Samsung’s Galaxy AI features for the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic smartwatches. The beta program will be only available for US and Korean users. This means that the One UI 6 Watch beta is not available in other countries.

One UI 6 Watch Beta Program

Before releasing the new firmware, strictly in beta, for its latest smartwatch, Samsung started the rollout, via the Galaxy Store, of the app intended to install the update on smartwatches. In order to access the download, you still need to register for the beta program using the Samsung Members app and choose the One UI Watch Beta program.

At the moment the One UI 6 Watch Beta is only for Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Bluetooth only models and may be extended to LTE and Watch 5 as well as Watch 4 models at a later date.  Please keep an eye on the top of the Members app for future details of availability to join the Beta.

One UI 6 Watch Features for Galaxy Watches

Monitor your energy levels

  • Samsung Health’s new energy score shows your physical and mental readiness based on you sleep and physical activity. If your energy score is low, it may be best to take a rest. If your energy score is high, it could be time set a personal best in your favorite exercise. Galaxy AI provides personalized insights and motivation to keep you on the right track.

Get more detailed sleep analysis

  • Galaxy AI-powered sleep insights give you more detailed and accurate analysis of your sleep quality. Your comprehensive sleep report now includes your heart rate, respiratory rate, and the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep after you lie down.

Make your own workout routines

  • Combine a series of different exercises together for a custom workout routine. You can set targets for sets, reps, and more.

Control your watch like a pro

Do more with double pinch

  • Take quick action in a variety of situations by pinching your thumb and index finger together twice. You can answer calls, turn off alarms, scroll through notifications, control music, take pictures, and more. A finger icon will appear on buttons that can be controlled with a double pinch.

Faster horizontal scrolling

  • Flick the screen left or right or to quickly scroll through notifications or tiles.

View ongoing activities all at once

  • Tap the bottom of your watch face to view a list of ongoing activities such as phone calls, exercises, or music playing. Tap an item in the list to easily switch between them.

Take action quickly with Universal gestures

  • In situations where a quick action is needed, such as answering a phone call or turning off an alarm, the button for the action will be automatically focused so you can do the action immediately without the need to manually change focus.

Go back without touching the screen

  • Move your wrist back and forth to go back to the previous screen. You can control this in Universal gestures.

Get only the notifications you want

  • Choose which apps are allowed to send you notifications directly on your watch without opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.

Control your watch with modes

  • Modes can now automatically control more of your watch’s settings based on what you’re doing or where you are. Modes can control Do not disturb, Always On Display, Raise wrist to wake, Touch screen to wake, Touch bezel to wake, Sound mode, and Disconnection alerts.

Stay in touch from your wrist

Instantly access your favorite emojis

  • You can set the emojis you use most as favorites so they’re always available to send as a quick response.

Save image attachments

  • You can now save images attached to messages on your watch. Saved images can be viewed in the Gallery app, shared with others, or used to create a unique photo watch face.

Even more improvements

Stylish new font

  • One UI 6 Watch has a new default font with a more stylish and modern feel. You’ll see the new font if the default font is selected in Settings. If you’re using a different font, you’ll still see that font after upgrading to One UI 6 Watch.

Make your battery last longer

  • When Power saving is turned on, you can also choose to limit health features to make your battery last even longer than before.

Automatically connect to Bluetooth audio devices

  • When you start playing music on your watch, your Bluetooth headphones or speaker will automatically connect for playback. If no Bluetooth audio devices are available to connect, music will play through your watch’s speaker if your music app supports it.

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The Galaxy Watch FE is listed on Amazon, with pricing and release dates ahead of the official launch




Samsung is close to debuting the latest Fan Edition smartwatch edition, the Galaxy Watch FE, at the Galaxy Unpacked event in July. Finally, the pricing of the watch leaked via an Amazon listing. 

Even before any official announcement or launch, leaks and rumors have already revealed the next-generation smartwatch’s specs, features, and design. The new leaks reveal the price of the upcoming Galaxy Watch FE based on an Amazon listing. If the new reports are to be believed, the Galaxy Watch FE will be available in three color options, as it has been listed in three color options on Amazon. The color options are mentioned below: 

  • Black, silver, and pink gold

Reportedly, by analyzing the listing on different pages, it seems that the forthcoming Galaxy Watch FE will cost €199, which is approximately $215. However, this time also, the pricing in the US will be lower as compared to the conversion rate, as has always been the case. By this prospect, it would cost $199 in the US, or maybe even lower. The watch will only be available in one measurement variant, which is 40mm. 

The pricing looks convincing since the 40mm model of the non-FE model was priced at $300, which could boost the forthcoming Galaxy Watch 7. It is expected that the brand could introduce some initial offers that will make the pricing more affordable. The reason behind this seems to be that the Galaxy Watch 6 just costs €189, so obviously customers will buy the FE when they can grab a fresh variant at an even more affordable price than the FE variant.

It’s already been reported that the Galaxy Watch FE is the rebranded version of the Galaxy Watch 4 with wider bezels. The current listing doesn’t reveal the specs apart from the watch size, dimensions, and in-box content. As per the listing, the watch will weigh 26.6 grams and come in 40 x 10 x 39 mm dimensions. 

Reportedly, the Galaxy Watch FE could feature a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED 40mm display and be powered by the Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18 GHz. The memory package could count as 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM and will run on the Wear OS 4 One UI Watch 5. It could have a 247 mAh battery. The giant could offer some convenient features such as magnetic wireless charging, water resistance up to 50 meters, an aluminum body, water certification up to 5 ATMs, and IP68/MMIL-STD-810H. 

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Samsung Smartwatch Growth Continues Despite Exit from Top 3



Smart wearables, especially watches, are in high demand nowadays. The current metrics provided by the latest research conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC) suggest the top three positions of smart wearable watch brands in the market.

If the new metrics of IDC are to be believed, there was an 8.8% boost in shipments calculated in the first quarter of 2024. Even after this, the average selling price fell for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling by 11% in the first three months of 2024. A contrasting situation also affected Samsung

During the first quarter of this year, Samsung sold around 10.6 million wearables, including the Galaxy Fit 3 and Galaxy Watch 6. This data allowed for an improvement in the market share from 9% in the first quarter of 2023 to 9.3% in the first quarter of this year. Samsung’s market share increased 13% year-over-year, but despite that, they fell to the bottom of the list of the top three wearable sellers due to a decrease in smartwatch sales. 

On the other side, Samsung is setting up to launch the next-generation Galaxy Watch FE. Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra smartwatches suggest a positive outlook. Globally, the ranking of the brands with the highest number of smartwatch sales sees Apple in first place, which recorded the distribution of 20.6 million products. Apart from the Galaxy watches, Apple Watch sales also dropped 18.9% as compared to last year. However, it could cover up the loss with the release of its forthcoming Apple Watch Series 10 by the end of this year. 

According to data, Xiaomi’s sales grew an efficient 43.4% as compared to last year, touching the milestone of 11.8 million units and securing 10.5% market share. In the first quarter of 2023, it sold only 8.2 million units, a growth of 43.4%. The third step of the podium was conquered by Huawei, which had counted a growth of 72.4% in 10.9 million wearable devices sold during the first quarter of this year. Huawei secured its place in the top three, overtaking Samsung with a market share of 6.1% back in 2023 and 9.6% this year. 

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