Samsung announces One UI Watch Beta coming to Galaxy Watch 4 soon
Beta programs are usually made for smartphones to test the new features before they are publically available. Meanwhile, this time, Samsung is bringing the One UI beta update for its wearables.
Samsung has announced a beta update program for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for the first time. According to the information, the two wearables will get One UI Watch Beta Update on June 2, 2022, in South Korea.
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It should be mentioned that the beta update will only be accessible to the standard versions of the Galaxy Watch 4 series, which means if you own any special edition smartwatch, you will not be able to participate in this beta program.
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Samsung hasn’t revealed what new features or changes will the One UI Watch Beta Update bring. Now that Samsung is releasing the beta update for the first time for its wearable, it looks like the update will introduce some major changes to the watches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 One UI Watch beta update program
How to participate:
Similar to a smartphone’s beta update, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 One UI Watch beta update will also be accepted through the Samsung Members app. Interested South Korean Galaxy Watch 4 users can the below-mentioned patch in order to apply to the beta program.
- Open the Samsung Members app on the paired smartphone.
- Click on the One UI Watch Beta program banner.
- Enter an Email ID, it should be registered with your Samsung Account.
- Accept consent and you are registered.
It is worth mentioning that as the smartphone beta program, the wearable beta update may also be unstable. Therefore, it is recommended to make a backup for your important data before participation and installation.
You will be able to download the One UI Watch Beta update on your Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic on June 2, 2022. As mentioned, it’s only coming to the South Korean users on June 2. However, other countries’ users including China, Europe, India, and the US will also get in the coming days.
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More Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 users getting May 2023 update
Samsung released a new update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in mid-May 2023. Now, the month of May is about to end and Samsung is expanding this update to more Galaxy Watch 4 series users.
May 2023 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic can be identified via the build version ending with GWDA. Users will have to download a 296.18 megabytes software package to install the latest update on their Galaxy Watch.
The new software of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series installs a fresh version of the Samsung Health app to add skin temperature measuring features. It adds a period tracking feature that predicts your period date by taking your skin temperature. In addition, the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update improves system stability and performance.
At the moment, the South Korean tech giant is expanding the latest software to Galaxy Watch 4 users in European countries including Slovenia. We recommend you install the update to enjoy new features on your watch.
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To check and download this update, go to the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch Settings >> Watch software update. On the Home tab, go to Watch software update >> Download and install.
Samsung One UI 5 Watch (Wear OS 4) Eligible Galaxy Smartwatches
On May 4, 2023, Samsung introduced its new Galaxy Watch OS—One UI 5 Watch—which will be rolled out to eligible smartwatches. The company confirmed that the Beta testing of the new Watch OS will go live in May, and the next-gen Galaxy watches will come pre-installed with the new version.
This means, the Galaxy Watch 6 series will launch pre-loaded with the new One UI 5 Watch OS in the second half. As of now, Samsung just has a handful of models that are eligible for the new software iteration as previous watches run Tizen OS, not Wear OS.
In 2021, Samsung teamed with Google, ditching Tizen OS the One UI Watch debuted as a new hybrid software for Galaxy smartwatches. As One UI 5 Watch is a major upgrade over version “4” and as speculated Google has also upgraded the Wear OS 4 version to Android 13.
All the amazing Galaxy watches running Wear OS are eligible for the One UI Watch’s 5th iteration. Throughout the Beta testing, which starts this month, your smartwatch may get the One UI 5 Watch upgrade sometime in August this year.
Samsung’s One UI 5 Watch features improved sleep management and fitness functions to offer users a better health management experience. In addition, all the available features in One UI Watch 4.5 linked to user safety have also been improved.
Samsung One UI 5 Watch OS Eligible Galaxy Smartwatches:
Galaxy Watch 5 Series
- Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
- Galaxy Watch 5
Galaxy Watch 4 Series
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
- Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is here with rotating bezel: 5K renders reveal design
5K renders confirm, Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will bring back the physical rotating bezel, which was missing in the top model of the Watch 5 lineup. The smartwatch is likely to be unveiled on July 26 along with the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 smartphones.
Onleaks in collaboration with MySmartPrice revealed the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic design through 5K renders, which confirm the comeback of the physical rotating bezel. The source also confirmed that the Watch 6 Classic is the successor of the current Watch 5 Pro.
Due to the arrival of a physical rotating bezel, Samsung’s upcoming premium smartwatch is a true successor to the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, released back in 2021. However, the circular display is surrounded by slightly thick bezels than the Watch 5 Pro.
While the left edge of the watch is flush, the right has the Home and Back buttons. The 5K renders also show a magnetic loop strap attached to the Watch. As usual, the company will likely make the Watch 6 Classic available with multiple strap options.
The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is equipped with a 1.47-inch display with a higher resolution of 470 x 470 pixels. It could be packed with a bigger battery than the outgoing model, which could be about 425mAh. It will run the One UI 5 Watch operating system, probably based on Android 13-based Wear OS 4.
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