Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 lacks Google Assistant: As rumored last year, Samsung has finally ditched its own grown Tizen OS software system from its latest wearables in favor of Google’s Wear OS version 3. However, the company has implemented its One UI skin on top of the new version of Wear OS.
Following this partnership, the Galaxy Watch 4 series owners will be able to access more third-party applications as well as Google Play Store support seamlessly. Meanwhile, there’s a feature is still missing that is the Google Assistant on the latest Wear OS-powered Galaxy watches.
According to the info, the Galaxy Watch 4 hands-on video embedded that these wearables will only support Samsung Bixby assistant as of now, reports AndroidCentral. However, the Korean tech giant confirmed that it would give Watch 4 owners the ability to choose between two AI Assistants later on.
The same information appeared last week that had revealed that Samsung would allow Galaxy Watch 4 series smartwatch owners to choose between two assistants (Google Assistant and Bixby). Although consumers have to wait for some time until the devices get the 2nd choice of assistant through a firmware update.
Samsung’s 4th Unpacked event has been ended yesterday that it had brought us a number of new products such as foldables and wearables. At the same time, we get to see a new collaboration between two industry giants – Samsung and Google for the next-gen Galaxy Watch models.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 surfaces as Samsung is about to launch Fan Edition earbuds
According to the info, the OnePlus Buds Pro 3 renders show it looks identical to its predecessor. Design-wise, the only change that can be seen is the metallic finish on the earbuds, while the weight could be 4.77 grams each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 reportedly packs 10.4mm (woofer) and 6mm (tweeter). The upcoming earbuds are also said to bring 48dB Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support as well as IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
Additionally, the earbuds will have Bluetooth v5.3, Google Fast pair, and dual connection support. It’s said that the battery life could be 9 hours, similar to the Buds 2 Pro when ANC is turned off.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series gets new update in September 2023
September 2023 is going on and Samsung has started releasing a new update for Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in India. This update brings the June 2023 security patch to improve system security.
The latest software improves system stability and reliability to provide a better performance and bug-free experience. However, the official changelog nowhere mentions that the update brings any features with the smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series users can identify the September 2023 update in India with the ending version AWI1. It carries an updated package size of 171.38MB.
Users can download this update through 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 Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) September 26, 2023
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Revolutionizes Running with University of Michigan Partnership
Thanks to Samsung’s research partnership, the Galaxy Watch 6 revolutionizes running with the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. This collaboration is launched to help runners manage their health and physical activity by providing more reliable and accurate data.
The Michigan Performance Research Laboratory (MiPR) — ESSI’s core research lab — will oversee an eight-month study that uses the Galaxy Watch series to estimate the VO2 max and sweat loss of participants as they run.
The study will compare reference data against smartwatch data from both indoor (treadmill) and outdoor running trials of different distances, from 2.5km to 20km.
Runners at all levels grapple with sweat loss, dehydration and heat management, particularly during the summer months. Samsung and University of Michigan teams hope the study’s findings will further enhance smartwatch technology, giving runners more accurate measurements of their health metrics.
Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic feature personalized fitness coaching, advanced sleep management, and health monitoring. For runners, the new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature provides five optimal running intensity levels based on individual physical capabilities.
Additionally, Track Run helps runners record their runs while on a running track. During a run, Galaxy Watch provides in-depth analysis including asymmetry, regularity, and ground contact time to help improve performance and reduce injury.