Along with smartphones, Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of premium watches. Samsung Galaxy Watch Series gives you all the health information you need while keeping you connected to your smartphone. The company launched next-generation watches – Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event on August 10.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 provide real-time actionable advice and manual tracking work for all activities for dozens you can track. Although the smartwatch has several sports modes for tracking, have you ever counted? Obviously, this would not have been done, because we add only those modes in our smartwatch which are useful for us.
In addition to ECG, BP, SpO2, blood glucose, sleep rate, heart rate, and other health features, Samsung offers multiple workout modes on the wearable to track numerous activities.
As of now, both Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 offer the most sports modes among Samsung watches. As per the information, these watches offer over 90 sport modes, some of which are automatic workout detection and some require following a few steps to use.
These modes are supported in Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5
Let’s see which sports modes your Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch smartwatches support.
1. Walking (Auto-Detect)
2. Running (Auto-Detect)
3. Cycling (Auto-Detect)
4. Swimming (pool)
5. Running Coach
6. Circuit Training
7. Swimming (outdoor)
9. Weight Machine
10. Exercise bike
12. Elliptical trainer
13. Arm curls
14. Arm extensions
15. Back extensions
16. Bench Press
17. Burpee test
20. Front raises
21. Lat pulldowns
22. Lateral raises
23. Leg curls
24. Leg extensions
25. Leg press
26. Leg raises
28. Mountain climbers
33. Rowing machine
34. Shoulder presses
37. Jumping jacks
38. Step machine
42. Alpine skiing
43. Aqua aerobics
48. Ballroom dancing
51. Beach volleyball
56. Cross-country skiing
59. Flying disc
63. Hang gliding
65. Horseback riding
67. Ice dancing
68. Ice hockey
69. Inline skating
70. Jump rope
72. Kite surfing
73. Martial arts
74. Mountain biking
78. Rock climbing
79. Roller skating
83. Scuba diving
86. Snowshoeing (HIIT workout)
90. Step machine
92. Table tennis
93. Tennis (HIIT workout)
94. Water skiing
98. Route Back (only for Galaxy Watch 5 Pro)
99. Turn-by-turn navigation (only for Galaxy Watch 5 Pro)
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro getting November 2022 update in the US
Samsung has started releasing November 2022 update for Galaxy Buds 2 Pro users in the US. You can identify the latest update through the One UI build version R510XXU0AVK3 and an update package size of 5.85 MB.
According to the changelog, the update doesn’t bring any new features or major changes but it improves system reliability and stability. We recommend users install this update to get a better experience than the previous one.
Currently, the November 2022 update is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in the US and the company will soon expand it in more regions. It is an initial rollout so it may take some time to reach all eligible devices.
Furthermore, you can check the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 update status by opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected smartphone searching for the Earbuds software update, and clicking on Download and install.
Launched in August 2022, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro features a 24-bit hi-fi sound quality, enhanced 360 immersive audio, intelligent Audio Noise Cancelation, improved Head Tracking Response, Auto Switch feature, and more. After its launch, Samsung started enhancing the features and performance of these earbuds through new updates.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 gets FIFA World Cup Ball watch faces in India
Samsung recently released November 2022 update for Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 users in Korea. Now, the company is expanding November 2022 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 users in India, which brings a new ball watch face.
According to the changelog, the new update of Galaxy Watch 5 added a new Ball face under the Graphical Category of the Galaxy Wearable app. The new watch face is added to Galaxy Watch 5 in celebration of the FIFA World Cup, users can cheer on their favorite team by using the flag as the background of the Watch face.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) November 26, 2022
In addition, the update installs the latest Android patch to improve system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. You can identify the new watch face addition update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in India with the One UI build version ending with AVK7.
You will have to download a half GB package to install the latest update, you can use a Wi-Fi connection to install the update as the package size is large.
How to update?
Before following the steps mentioned below, make sure the watch has a good charge on it. You may not be able to update without at least a 30% charge.
- On the connected phone, navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app.
- Tap Watch settings >> Watch software update.
- If your watch displays a Home tab, swipe to and tap Watch software update or Band software update.
- Tap Download and install.
Samsung fixes Galaxy Watch 4’s not turning on issue with new VK4 firmware update
Samsung yesterday announced that it has stopped the rollout of that Galaxy Watch 4 firmware update, which reportedly makes it unusable. At the same time, the company promised that a new build will be released soon. Now, Samsung is reportedly starting a new Galaxy Watch 4 update rollout with version VK4.
According to the information, Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update with version number ending VK4 for the Galaxy Watch 4 Bluetooth variants. The company is releasing the new software to a limited number of users in order to assure the stability and reliability of this new build.
As mentioned in the screenshot, the Galaxy Watch 4’s VK4 firmware update improves the power-off functionality, which was disturbed following the halted build – V13. Since the rollout is happening gradually, users who received it can download and install it on their smartwatch through the Galaxy Wearable app.
In case you’ve installed the earlier firmware update on your Galaxy Watch 4 and it got turned off due to battery discharge, sadly, you need to visit a nearby Samsung Service center to get the watch fixed. Well, we recommend users don’t let their Galaxy Watch 4 discharge even after installation of the new update.