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One UI 5 Watch (WearOS 4) Update Schedule Is Here For Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5

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Samsung every year introduces a new major skin upgrade of One UI skin for its smartphones and tablets, like recently Samsung announced the schedule of One UI 5.1.1 update for its Galaxy devices, and in the same way, it also pushes new updates for its watches every year, which come under the name One UI watch. These updates are based on the latest WearOS, like currently, Google has announced WearOS 4, and based on this, Samsung has released its One UI 5 watch update, which is now available with Galaxy Watch 6.

However, for the older Galaxy watches, including the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5, the beta program is currently running, but it is expected that the company will soon provide the public version of the update in the coming days.

What’s new in One UI 5?

The latest One UI 5 watch will give you Galaxy watches some new capabilities, like the ability to check the battery level of all connected devices on your watch. You can now set an album or story as your watch face. Along with these, there are some new features included in Samsung Health, such as the ability to automatically record cycling workouts. Now you can also create your own exercise.

The most significant thing added with this update is the function of Backup and restore. Now you can easily back up data on your watches, and it also allows you to save the data to the cloud so you can restore it at any time. Additionally, now you can transfer your watch data to a new phone, which makes it easy to switch devices.

Apart from these, there are many more improvements that come with new updates, like the fact that you can now use multiple timers simultaneously, a new universal gesture introduced to control watches, and many more useful functions. To get all the information from the below changelog,

One UI 5 Watch and WearOS 4 Update Schedule

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (from week 35 of 2023)
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic (from week 35 of 2023)
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (from week 35 of 2023)
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (from week 35 of 2023)

Quadrants and boxes

  • Easier to Add Watch Faces and Tiles
    A new vertical layout makes it easier for you to find the right watch faces and tiles for you.
  • Check the battery level of all your devices
    The new battery tile lets you quickly check the battery level on your watch, phone and Galaxy Buds.
  • Improved Controller Buds panel
    You can now turn 360 Audio on and off from the Controller Buds panel if your headphones support this feature.
  • Quick access to timers
    You can start timers from the new Timers panel without having to open the application.
  • Set an album or story as your watch face
    Instead of just one image, you can now select an album or story and scroll through its images on your watch face. Your watch face will show a different image each time you activate the watch screen.

SamsungHealth

  • Improved sleep guidance
    A new results screen helps you better understand how good your sleep was during the night, and you can now view recommendations and your habits right on your watch, without having to pick up your phone.
  • Automatically record cycling workouts
    Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and automatically record your workout. In addition, you can decide whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
  • Get heart rate guidelines during running workouts
    Your watch can suggest personalized heart rate zones as you run to help you manage the intensity of your exercise.
  • More accurate results for track runs
    When you start running a 400m track, your watch detects which lane you’re running in to give you more accurate results on split times and distances.
  • Create your own exercise
    Can’t find the right exercise for you in the list of options? Now you can create your own custom exercise that measures your distance, speed, route and more.

Backup and restore

  • Keep your watch data safe
    Files and data from your watch are backed up periodically to your phone as long as it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. In order to use this feature, the latest version of the Smart Switch application must be installed on your phone.
  • Transfer your watch data to a new phone
    Switching from one phone to another is easier than ever. You will keep your watch faces and applications even after the transfer.

Check your smartphone

  • More call controls
    Now you have more control over your calls without having to touch the phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute the sound and press keys on the keyboard, all from your watch.
  • Take photos from your watch
    If the camera is open on your Galaxy Z Flip5 or Fold5 in Flex or Tent mode, the camera icon appears at the bottom of your watch face. Tap the icon for quick access to camera controls on your watch.

Further changes

  • Dictate text with the Home Button
    Simply press and hold the Home Button each time you type text with the Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
  • Let Bixby read your notifications
    Bixby can read your notifications aloud if you have headphones connected to your watch. You can tell Bixby what to do after reading the notification. To use this feature, Bixby must be set as the default voice assistant for your watch.
  • Use several timers simultaneously
    Now you can activate up to 20 timers simultaneously for tracking all your activities.
  • Share your health information in an emergency
    When a serious fall is detected or press the Home Button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS function, a button will automatically appear to access your health information.
  • Device Service
    Check your phone’s battery, storage and memory levels and fix any problems immediately to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
  • Control your watch without touching it
    Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing buttons. You can assign various actions to gestures like shaking your wrist, clenching your fist, or crossing your fingers.
  • Organize apps in folders
    Create folders to organize your apps so you can quickly find them when you need them without much scrolling.
  • Keep your watch safe
    If you set a PIN or pattern on your watch, you’ll need to enter it after a factory reset to set it up again. This way you prevent your phone from being used by other people in case of theft or loss.

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Galaxy Watch 7 Leaks: Early Signs Point to July Launch

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Samsung is actively working on expanding its wearable family as it gears up to launch the Galaxy Watch 7 series. Now, the battery for the Pro variant of the Watch 7 series has been spotted on the BIS certification. 

The next-generation Galaxy Watch 7 series will be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event, which is supposed to be held in early July 2024. Samsung could offer three variants of the Galaxy Watch 7 series rumored as standard and classic, and out of those, one could be a ‘Pro’ variant. Reports now indicate that the BIS certification has revealed the battery of the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 Pro.

By the BIS spotting, it is expected that the Galaxy Watch 7 Pro will feature a 578 mAh battery, which could be advertised as a 600mAh battery. The battery has been spotted with the model number EB-705ABY. The existence spotted on BIS means Samsung is actively working to launch the smartwatch in India. 

Another report is reporting that a model number of Samsung’s wearable has been spotted in the Bluetooth SIG database as SM-L305U, which is the Galaxy Watch 7 with a 40mm version and LTE connectivity for the US market. As per the certification, the upcoming Watch 7 will feature Bluetooth 5.3 with LE. 

It is expected that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Watch 7 powered by the Exynos W940 SoC, which will result in 50% more efficiency and 30% faster performance as compared to its predecessor generation at a Galaxy Unpacked event, along with the next-generation foldable devices Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. 

The Galaxy Watch 7 series is expected to run Wear OS 5. It could also feature a new 3nm chip, which is said to offer a 50% increase in power efficiency over the Galaxy Watch 6. This time, the giants could also increase the storage capacity of the Galaxy Watch 7 to 32GB. 


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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 new update fixes touchscreen issue in Europe and the US

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Last week, Samsung rolled out a new update for the Galaxy Watch 6 series watches, but at that time it was limited to South Korea. Now,  with the new expansion, the company has started rolling out the update for the units belonging to Europe and the US.

The latest update for the Galaxy Watch 6 Bluetooth variant is spotted in Europe, and the US is carrying the firmware version number R9*0XXU1AXC2. The latest update will be the same March 2024 security patch.  According to the changelog, it doesn’t bring any new features, but it has been confirmed to provide some improvements for the working of the devices.

It says that the latest update will include some new stabilization codes, which will improve touchscreen operation. Along with this, it will provide some general enhancements so users can use their smartwatches with more stability.

The latest update for the Galaxy Watch 6 was spotted in Germany, and it is expected to be available in other parts of Europe in the next few days. If you are also using the Galaxy Watch 6 series, then you can easily check for the new update by following some simple steps: Go to the watch settings through the connected phone, then select watch software update. If a new update is available, tap on the download button.


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Samsung to Re-Release Galaxy Watch 4 in 2024, Not Launching FE Version

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Samsung Galaxy Watch FE was a folk story since Samsung is gearing up to introduce a rebranded version of the 2021 Galaxy Watch. 

A few days ago, it was reported that the Korean giants were working on bringing a new Galaxy Watch under Fan Edition branding, but that report is a false rumor. Recent reports are saying that Samsung is working on expanding its wearable area by delivering a rebranded version of the Galaxy Watch 4, initially launched back in 2021, instead of any new FE variant. 

The rebranded variant of the Galaxy Watch 4 (2024) is in line, and this is being speculated by a post by a reliable tipster (Max Jambor) on X, who stated that “Galaxy Watch 4 (2024)” By this statement, it’s pretty clear that the FE variant for the Galaxy Watch is not in existence yet. 

However, previous reports have already reported that Samsung could release a new variant of the Galaxy Watch 4 in 2024. Somehow, this is not new for the Korean giants, as recently they introduced a new variant, the Tab S6 Lite (2024), which is the third version of the original Tab S6 Lite 2020. Plus, these upgraded variants often have the same specifications as the previous variants, which means that if the recent reports come true, the new variant Galaxy Watch 4 (2024) could share many features with the 2021 Galaxy Watch 4. 

The original variant, the Galaxy Watch 4, features up to 44mm sizes, a circular Super AMOLED display, and advanced health tracking capabilities such as body composition measurement and sleep tracking. It is powered by the in-house Exynos W920 SoC and runs on Wear OS 3. 

However, Samsung has not officially revealed anything regarding the forthcoming Galaxy Watch 4 (2024) variant yet, but it will be interesting to see what new features and functions it will bring. 


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