Samsung has recently introduced the One UI Watch beta program, specifically designed for Galaxy Watches. Now, the company is rolling out the highly anticipated One UI Watch 5 beta update based on the Wear OS 4 for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 users.
With the arrival of the One UI Watch 5 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5, users can expect an array of exciting new features and enhancements compared to the previous version. To enjoy these additions, users will need to download an extensive 1800MB package for the installation of this significant update onto their watches.
The latest One UI Watch 5 update, built on Google’s Wear OS 4 platform, brings forth an assortment of fresh watch faces, increased customization options, new clock faces, tiles, expanded Samsung Health features, as well as backup and restore functionalities. Moreover, it offers enhanced call control features, the ability to dictate text using the Home button, Device care, and much more. This update empowers users to switch between different communication styles to suit various occasions conveniently.
Samsung One UI Watch 5 & Wear OS 4 Changelog:
Watch faces and tiles
- Add watch faces and tiles easily
- A new vertical layout makes it easier to find the watch faces and tiles that are right for you.
- Improve Buds controller tile
- You can now turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.
- Quick access to timers
- You can start timers from the new Timer tile without opening the Timer app.
- Set an album or story as your watch face
- Instead of just one picture, you can now make your watch face cycle between pictures in an album or story that you select. Your watch face will change to a different picture each time you turn on the watch screen.
- Automatically record cycling workouts
- Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
- Get heart rate guidance while running
- Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
Backup and Restore
- Keep your watch data safe
- Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.
Control Your Phone
- More call controls
- You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
- Dictate text with Home button
- Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
- Using multiple timers at once
- You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.
- Share medical information in an emergency
- A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.
- Device Care
- Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
- Control your watch without touch
- Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.
- Organize app in folder
- Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.
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