Samsung will unveil its new wearable lineup – Galaxy Watch 4 series alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 on August 11. So far, we’ve encountered a number of leaks and rumors of the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, while the latest one exposes their official marketing material.
Reliable tipster WalkingCat leaked a set of official press renders that seem parts of the product presentation slide that will be streamed at the August 11 Unpacked event. One of the leaked slides reveals that the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are powered by Samsung’s 5nm-based Exynos W920 SoC.
Previously, it’s reported that Samsung developed the new SoC, Exynos W920, for wearables that will be paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. However, another image suggests that both watches will feature two different models in terms of size and battery as well as sensors.
The main highlight of this colorful Galaxy Watch 4 series marketing material leak is that a render shows us a closer look at One UI Watch that is Samsung’s new wearable platform based on Google’s Wear OS 3. You can see the functionalities of the One UI Watch here:
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) August 4, 2021
Samsung’s Universal Gestures of Galaxy Watch detailed
Thanks to the One UI Watch’s Universal Gestures, Samsung Galaxy Watch models are suitable for everyone. The feature enhances accessibility and allows you to navigate without having to touch the display or the rotating bezel (or the virtual bezel) at all.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch can activate the Universal Gestures through the Accessibility sub-menu under Settings. The “make a fist” gesture selects an item while making a fist twice opens up the Action menu, or activates Universal gestures.
The pinch moves to the next highlighted item while a double pinch returns to highlight the previous item. The Action menu showcases different available actions based on the active app or menu. Interestingly, users having no disabilities would also find the Universal Gestures feature useful.
Verizon rolling out November 2023 update to Galaxy Watch 6 with trimmed Samsung app names
November 2023 update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic can be identified through the build version ending with AWK4 in the US. This update is already available in Korea.
The latest update improves the stability and performance of the device. According to the release notes, the company has simplified the names of some stock apps by removing “Samsung” from them. These apps are:
- Samsung Health > Health
- Samsung Pay > Pay
- Samsung Wallet > Wallet
- Samsung Global Goals > Global Goals
To install the latest update, you just need to open the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch Settings>> Watch software update >> Download and install. If an update is available, tap the “Update now” option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap “Install now”.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, 5 and 6 can store transport ticket
Samsung and Île-de-France Mobilités launch a new phase of experimentation on the dematerialization of transport tickets which will allow you to validate your ticket or Navigo pass with a Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5, or Watch 6 series smartwatch in Ile-de-France Mobilités, France.
Île-de-France Mobilités is in the process of converting transport tickets and is stepping up its efforts to increasingly dematerialize them. The objective is to make the lives of Ile-de-France residents easier and to save them time by purchasing, recharging, and validating their transport tickets instantly.
Financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, this experiment will make it possible to test the purchase of tickets from your smartphone to store them on the connected watch and validate them on the terminals of the Île transport network -de-France Mobilités.
The experiment is open to 10,000 testers, Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch owners can register for this phase today.