In early December, Google updated its Google Keep for Wear OS customers to bring new features for notes and to-do lists such as the ability to view labels, collaborators, photos, custom backgrounds, and even drawings. Now, the company is again enhancing the Google Keep app through a new update that is compatible with Wear OS watches including Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5.
The new update of Google Keep comes with new features for the Notes feed to provide a richer experience. Users of Wear OS 3 watches such as Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 can identify the latest version of Google Keep with version 5.22.482.00.97.
Now you don’t have to get bored seeing only gray color because after installing the new Google Keep update you can see the background color or preset image on your watch which you set in your phone app.
Furthermore, the color card also shows the background and preset images you’ve used in the Phone app. Not only this, the text preview feature has also been enhanced in the update so that you can see three or four lines of a large paragraph of notes instead of one or two lines.
It is an initial rollout so it may take some time to reach all eligible devices through Google Play Store. Notably, some users are facing issues related to the preview of images but the company may fix this before rolling it out widely.
Samsung’s Universal Gestures of Galaxy Watch detailed
Thanks to the One UI Watch’s Universal Gestures, Samsung Galaxy Watch models are suitable for everyone. The feature enhances accessibility and allows you to navigate without having to touch the display or the rotating bezel (or the virtual bezel) at all.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch can activate the Universal Gestures through the Accessibility sub-menu under Settings. The “make a fist” gesture selects an item while making a fist twice opens up the Action menu, or activates Universal gestures.
The pinch moves to the next highlighted item while a double pinch returns to highlight the previous item. The Action menu showcases different available actions based on the active app or menu. Interestingly, users having no disabilities would also find the Universal Gestures feature useful.
Verizon rolling out November 2023 update to Galaxy Watch 6 with trimmed Samsung app names
November 2023 update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic can be identified through the build version ending with AWK4 in the US. This update is already available in Korea.
The latest update improves the stability and performance of the device. According to the release notes, the company has simplified the names of some stock apps by removing “Samsung” from them. These apps are:
- Samsung Health > Health
- Samsung Pay > Pay
- Samsung Wallet > Wallet
- Samsung Global Goals > Global Goals
To install the latest update, you just need to open 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 Galaxy Watch 4, 5 and 6 can store transport ticket
Samsung and Île-de-France Mobilités launch a new phase of experimentation on the dematerialization of transport tickets which will allow you to validate your ticket or Navigo pass with a Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5, or Watch 6 series smartwatch in Ile-de-France Mobilités, France.
Île-de-France Mobilités is in the process of converting transport tickets and is stepping up its efforts to increasingly dematerialize them. The objective is to make the lives of Ile-de-France residents easier and to save them time by purchasing, recharging, and validating their transport tickets instantly.
Financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, this experiment will make it possible to test the purchase of tickets from your smartphone to store them on the connected watch and validate them on the terminals of the Île transport network -de-France Mobilités.
The experiment is open to 10,000 testers, Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch owners can register for this phase today.