After several beta updates, Samsung has finally started rolling out the stable version of the Wear OS 4-based One UI 5 Watch skin update for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. At the moment, it seems that the availability of the stable version is limited to some lucky users who have registered their smartwatches in the beta test program.
Samsung One UI 5 Watch Stable Update For Galaxy Watch 5
Users who have registered their Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatches for the One UI 5 Watch beta test can now install the stable update. This new software version is based on Wear OS 4, an operating system that Google unveiled a month ago and is currently being launched in South Korea. It should soon be released in markets where the One UI 5 Watch Beta program is available (the United States).
The latest One UI 5 update comes with several new enhancements that are done under several system-level features, including watch faces, tiles, Samsung Health, backup, and restore. Additionally, some more features are introduced, like dictating text with the home button: you can type text with just your voice, you can now use multiple timers at once, it now supports universal gestures, and you will be able to create folders to organize the apps.
It is worth noticing that the One UI 5 watch is currently available in Korea. As of now, the update is only available for Bluetooth version of Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro users who have participated in the beta program for the Watch 5. It is expected to be available for other people in the coming days.
The latest update is now available for the Bluetooth variant of the watches; for identification, you can follow the firmware version numbers: Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm) and Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm) are receiving the update with firmware version numbers R900XXU1BWH3 and R910XXU1BWH3, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (45mm) is getting the update with firmware version number R920XXU1BWH3.
The Galaxy Watch 5 series came on the market in 2022. These watches are released with One UI 4.5 preinstalled. Samsung has promised to give at least four major updates to the watches.
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