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Galaxy Watch 5 will measure body temperature, confirms Samsung Health app

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The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which has been a topic of discussion for some time, has recently been confirmed by Samsung in the Health app beta update. Now a new information revealing its most important feature has appeared online.

A few weeks ago there was a rumor that Galaxy Watch 5 will come with a body temperature measurement feature. At the same time, some reports also claimed that the company is facing some challenges while implementing the new feature and it is not coming this year.

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But now it finally looks like the company has decided to bring this feature to the device. The same Samsung Health app beta update that confirms the ‘Pro’ model also features a toggle for ‘Skin temperature during sleep’, as reported by a Reddit user (via). It seems to be used for cycle tracking purposes.

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It looked like Samsung might become the first OEM to offer a wristband equipped with temperature-reading capabilities. Unfortunately, that opportunity has flown as a couple of weeks ago Realme has already released its new smartwatch that boasts a skin temperature sensor.

Even though Samsung isn’t the first to equip this feature, its solution could be more advanced than Realme’s. Realme stresses that the temperature sensor takes surface-level readings and should not be used as a replacement for medical equipment.

Samsung, on the other hand, is reportedly delaying the Galaxy Wath 4 launch due to body temperature measurement as it wants to fix everything from the get-go. The algorithm that powers the sensor has to be precise and allow customers to take reliable readings.

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Google Wallet double-click shortcut reappears for Galaxy Watch (Wear OS)

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Google always keeps its Wear OS smartwatch users updated with the latest features and functions. As the company replaced the Google Pay app with Google Wallet for smartphones, it did the same for Wear OS running smartwatches. However, Wear OS device owners have started encountering the issue that the Google Wallet double-click shortcut is not working, fortunately, it is now fixed.

A couple of months ago, Google released a new update to the Wear OS Google Pay app, which replaced the app with the Wallet app and made it available to more Wear OS-based smartwatch users. Undoubtedly, the change brought a lot of functionalities to the devices but carried the double-click shortcut issue as well.

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Since the wearable app is meant for quickly making payments with credit and debit cards, the issue has troubled a lot of Galaxy Watch and other Wear OS-running smartwatch users as they were not able to take full advantage of their devices.

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Meanwhile, recently, Google started rolling out a new Wear OS app update through the Play Store that fixes the Google Wallet double-click shortcut problem. Many customers have noticed that the shortcut has again started functioning after installing the latest version.

It is worth mentioning that the Fossil Gen 5 and TicWatch owners have reported that this fix is coming with version 2.59.0.471251175. If you are also facing such a problem with your smartwatch, make sure to upgrade to the latest version and get a seamless payment experience through your wrist.

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Google officially declared that it has big plans for the Wear OS Wallet app and these will be released by the end of this year. There are changes that the company could bring some Android smartphone Wallet app features to smartwatches as well.

Via – 9To5Google

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Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is Samsung’s unforgettable creation, unboxing again!

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Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch lineup alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldables last August. Well, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Watch 5 series last month, but we are unboxing the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic once again in remembrance of the physical rotating bezel.

The software part of this smartwatch lineup is also worth noticing as Samsung ditched its own developed Tizen OS in favor of Google’s Wear OS, however, it’s skinned by the One UI Watch operating system. Also, it was the first time Samsung updated the classic and modern designs at the same time.

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Consumers are already rocking with the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which we are having yet another unboxing experience with its design, first impression, and yes, the physical rotating bezel, which is not introduced with its successor.

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You can check out our new Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Unboxing video below.

The retail box includes the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and the charging cradle alongside the user manual and some other papers. The charger has a USB Type-A connector, which charges the Galaxy smartwatch at a maximum of 5W (5V/1A), well, your Galaxy phone can charge it as well.

Why we’re saying Watch 4 Classic ‘still’ unbeatable:

The Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro come with a whole new sapphire crystal display, Samsung’s improved BioActive Sensor, and Exynos W920 chipset with 1.5 GB RAM. Since the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 are just one year old, Samsung is offering better trade-in deals while upgrading to the Watch 5 or 5 Pro.

For a year, the Galaxy Watch 5 will remain the latest smartwatch offered by Samsung, but it brings the same operating system as the Galaxy Watch 4, which is a year old now. The Watch 4 also debuted the first generation BioActive sensor, which consists of three chips in a small package.

Just like the Galaxy Watch 5 series, their predecessors pack lots of the same specifications such as the Exynos W920 chipset, 1.5 GB RAM, and 16GB of storage in addition to the battery capacity, except for the iconic physical rotating bezel, which makes Watch 4 Classic – unforgettable.

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Galaxy Watch 5 owners can now download second firmware update in the US

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Last month, Samsung released the Galaxy Watch 5 series, bringing two new flagship smartwatches to the consumers. Shortly after the launch of these wearables, Samsung rolled out the first firmware update, while, the second is now available to download, as well, in the US, thanks to Verizon.

Both 40mm and 44mm models of the Galaxy Watch 5 are receiving the AVH6 update alongside the 45mm variant on the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The changelog of this update is available on the carrier’s support page, which mentions performance improvements for the newly launched smartwatches.

Software Versions:

  • Galaxy Watch 5: R905USQU1AVH6 (40mm) / R915USQU1AVH6 (44mm)
  • Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: R925USQU1AVH6 (45mm)

Changelog:

  • The current software update provides performance improvements for your device.

With the second firmware update, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro consumers should expect better performance and improved features of the Wear OS 3.5-based One UI Watch 4.5 operating system. Some unknown bugs and threats will also be fixed on your watch as soon as you install the second update.

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September feature drop by Google

Earlier, Google announced that the Google Keep for Wear OS will get significant optimizations and new features. The new Tile feature of the Keep app will allow you to quickly dictate a note or checklist right from the wrist as well as the ability to manage created ones across devices.

Now, coming to the most important thing – customization. The US tech giant announced that Bitmoji is coming soon to your Wear OS watch face to give your mood a boost throughout the day. Using it, you will be able to use the Bitmoji you’ve designed on Snapchat, Bitmoji.com, or the Bitmoji mobile app.

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