Samsung has started to release the One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 2 firmware to the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch users on the Beta channel. The update bears PDA build version ending ZVF5, and the changelog mentions fixes to so many bugs and issues for better user experiences.
According to the info, the 2nd Samsung One UI Watch 4.5 Beta update comes with improvements to the app running performance, enhancements to the stability of GPS function, and more stable Health service functions for running and swimming.
Moreover, the update gives stability improvements when it comes to the power consumption department as well as fixing the bug in which My Photo+, My Style background photo, and AR emoji characters are not restored when the data is restored.
Aside from the above-mentioned changes and improvements, the latest One UI Watch 4.5 Beta release comes with several improvements, which you can find in the changelog at the bottom. To be noted, the Korean tech giant is rolling out the new firmware in a staged manner so the availability may differ for your specific country.
It’s worth mentioning that Samsung is also rolling out the Watch 4 Manager 220.127.116.1162011 for Beta participants. You can grab the latest version after installing the 2nd One UI Watch 4.5 Beta on your Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch through the button in the Beta registration notice.
Bugs that have been fixed
- Improving app running performance
- Enhancement of GPS stability
- Stabilizing health functions, and improving running and swimming performance
- Fixed issues that are slow or terminated in Health app
- Stabilizing power consumption
- Fixed that My Photo+, My Style background photo, and AR emoji character are not restored when the data is restored
- Fixed that the call receiving screen is not displayed when Watch music is playing during Watch and Buzz connection
- Fixed issue that the reminder alarm remains after snooze – Fixed issue that is cut off on the weather screen when the font size is enlarged
- Other improvements are applied
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First non-Samsung smartwatch with Wear OS 3 is here
It’s been almost a year since Google launched WearOS 3 and since then it’s exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Developed by Samsung and Google, this operating system allows you to access the best of the Samsung and Google apps from your wrist. Now, according to the latest information, the first non-Samsung watch that features WearOS 3 will be Montblanc Summit 3.
Montblanc has officially shared images and videos of its upcoming new smartwatch – Summit 3. In the shared media, the company has shown some how-to operations to make it easy to use for consumers.
Through images and videos, the company has explained how to operate this watch, change the settings, view notifications, pair it with the FastPair function, and much more. As it comes with WearOS 3, this watch comes with several Google apps support.
Montblanc Summit 3
The Montblanc Summit 3 gives a traditional watch look with a titanium case with leather or rubber straps. The watch has two physical buttons and a rotating crown that offers features like opening Google Wallet, Assistant, power on, power off, open screen, and more.
In terms of performance, the smartwatch will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chip, coupled with 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage, and supports Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, and NFC.
Montblanc Summit 3 will supports health monitoring functions such as sleep recording and blood oxygen monitoring. In addition, the Montblanc Summit 3 can also be used with an iPhone, but to get the full watch experience, it needs to be paired with an Android phone.
Samsung Announces One UI Watch 4.5 Coming To Galaxy Watch 4 With Wear OS 3.5
After releasing 3 Beta builds, Samsung has now officially announced the One UI Watch 4.5 update. Based on Google Wear OS 3.5 the latest version brings several new features to provide a more complete watch experience.
Samsung One UI Watch 4.5 comes with a more immersive typing experience, easier ways to make calls, and a bunch of new intuitive accessibility features. To be mentioned, the One UI Watch 4.5 will be firstly available for Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
Samsung One UI Watch 4.5 Features
Advanced QWERTY Keyboard
Whether you’re searching or replying to messages and emails, One UI Watch 4.5 adds a complete typing experience to the screen. In addition to dictation and handwriting, you can type with the new full QWERTY keyboard with swipe functionality, making it easier than ever to communicate with your watch. Also, it allows you to seamlessly switch inputs at any time.
Make Easy Call with Dual SIM Support
One UI Watch 4.5. supports dual SIM cards to make calls on the Galaxy Watch easy. Users can use desired SIM card on their Galaxy smartphone and sync it on the Galaxy Watch. Now, it is very easy to see which SIM card you are using on your watch because of the easy-to-read interface. By selecting the ‘Ask always’ option on your smartphone, you can select which SIM you like to use on your smartwatch.
Easy Accessible Watch Faces
The Galaxy Watch is not only an on-the-go communication tool, but it also offers greater adaptability of the watch face, so it looks better. With the latest update, you can enjoy your favorite watch faces in different styles by adding watch faces to your favorites list multiple times and customizing each instance with different colors. After adding, you can quickly access your favorite Watch faces without opening the entire collection.
Visual Accessibility Feature and Hearing Enhancement
With One UI Watch 4.5, you can adjust the display to their desired shade and increase the contrast to make fonts easier to read. Also, you can reduce transparency and blurring effects as well as remove animations. For hearing enhancement, users to balance the sound of the left and right audio outputs from a connected Bluetooth headset.
Interaction and Dexterity Options
The newly added accessibility feature also includes the extension of the duration of on-screen tap interactions with tap duration and disables repeated touch input for better control by ignoring repeated touches. Now, you can accessibility option directly from a convenient menu means you don’t have to go to Settings.
It is worth mentioned that Samsung will officially release Galaxy One UI Watch 4.5 in the third quarter with more amazing features.
You should update Watch manager after 3rd One UI Watch 4.5 Beta installation: Samsung
The 3rd One UI Watch 4.5 beta arrived with lots of new features and fixes. However, there seems a difficulty for Galaxy Watch 4 users. According to the information, the Watch manager app is continuously stopping after installing the beta update.
But there’s no need to worry as Samsung has acknowledged the issues and has provided the solution as well. Recently, the Samsung Beta operation manager reported that the application is stopping because it has not been updated to the latest version with the beta update.
The manager told One UI Watch beta users to use the update button on the sign-up notice after installing Watch 4 manager app to the latest version which is 18.104.22.16863011. These few steps will fix your issues.
What’s new with the 3rd One UI Watch beta?
This update improved the graphical user interface of the watch face on smartwatches. It further fixes the restore problem after Tile backup, SysUI crash, and Music Bixby malfunction issues.
Also, it improves the accuracy of wearing detection functionality alongside usability of Alarm, Stopwatch, Timer, and World Clock. Read more