Samsung introduced its new Galaxy Watch OS – One UI 5 Watch for Galaxy Watch 5 series and Galaxy Watch 4 series. The new Watch OS brings major features to Galaxy Watches to provide a next-level and amazing experience.
One UI 5 Watch comes with new and improved features related to sleep management, personalized fitness, and safety. Users of the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 series will enjoy new features through a beta program in the Samsung Members app.
After completing the testing program, Samsung will release the official version of One UI 5 Watch for the Galaxy Watch in the second half of the year. Let’s explore the features of the latest OS.
One UI 5 Watch OS Features for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5
Enhanced Sleep Management
With One UI 5 Watch, Samsung further enhances the sleep management function as the company emphasizes on understanding individual sleep patterns, inculcating healthy habits, creating an optimized sleep environment, and allowing users to sleep better.
Users can now view various sleep reminders from existing Galaxy smartphones on Galaxy Watch. In addition, the company improved Sleep Insight UI to puts the user’s sleep score at the top of the screen, providing the previous night’s sleep duration and sleep quality.
Personalized Fitness features
One UI 5 Watch delivers personalized exercise guidance based on the user’s heart rate zone. Users can measure cardiorespiratory capacity through the Galaxy Watch. Maximum oxygen uptake and individual heart rate intervals are set based on aerobic and anaerobic thresholds when the user walks for 10 minutes.
Based on the user’s personal cardiorespiratory capacity as measured in this way, the Galaxy Watch provides personalized “heart rate zones” from Zone 1 to Zone 5. Consumers can choose the appropriate heart rate zone for their own purposes for exercise.
- Zone 1 – Slowest heart rate zone and is good for warm-ups.
- Zone 2 – Fat burn
- Zone 3 – Cardio
- Zone 4 – Moderate high-intensity exercise.
- Zone 5 – Maximum effort
On the other hand, the GPX (GPS Exchange Format) route guidance function available through the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has also been enhanced. Running and walking have been added to existing sports types such as hiking and cycling, allowing users to more easily track their location during exercise.
Samsung improved the SOS function with One UI Watch 5 OS. In addition, a new function has been added that allows the user to press the Home button of the Galaxy Watch five times in a row to determine if the call is connected and dial 119 or other emergency calls in case of emergency.
Furthermore, when a help request is made using an emergency number such as 119, a button on the Galaxy Watch screen provides direct access to the user’s medical information. In order to provide information, users must register their medical information in advance.
No more “Arril” on Galaxy Watch 6: Samsung fixes a typo issue with new update
The company has fixed a typo in its Galaxy Watch 6 series that spelled “April” as “Arril” on one of the watch faces. The error was noticed by some users on their Watch 6 series, which launched in August.
The correction was confirmed by Verizon, which published a changelog for the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic. The changelog stated that the text “ARRIL” on the watch face has been changed to “APRIL”.
It is not clear how the typo happened or why it took so long to fix it, but it seems that Samsung has addressed the issue in other recent updates as well. Now, the Galaxy Watch 6 is showing the correct spelling.
Galaxy Watch 6
- 40mm – R935USQU1AWI1
- 44mm – R945USQU1AWI1
Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
- 43mm – R955USQU1AWI1
- 47mm – R965USQU1AWI1
You can install the latest update to enjoy enhanced fucntions on your Galaxy Watch 6 series.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 One UI 5 update expanding to more users in India
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in India can identify the latest update through firmware ending with HWH5 and an installation package size of 1.7GB.
One UI 5 Watch update adds new watch faces and tiles, such as a power tile that shows the battery level of all connected Samsung devices, a timer tile, and a tile for the Buds controller. Users can also use their photo album as their watch face background or create folders in the app drawer.
The update also introduces the Samsung Pay feature for the Galaxy Watch 4 series, which allows users to make NFC-based payments from their wrists. It enhances the Samsung Health app with personalized heart rate zones, increased sleep coaching, and automatic cycling workout recording and mapping.
One UI 5 Watch update is rolling out widely in India, so it you have received the update, download it now to enjoy new features and enhancements.
One UI 5 Watch update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro live in the US
Samsung has released a One UI 5 Watch update for its Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro devices in the US, after launching it in several other countries such as India, Malaysia, Europe, and South Korea. The update also offers a range of new features, enhancements, and improvements to deliver a premium experience.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 are getting the One UI 5 Watch update on the AT&T network in the US and other carriers could get this update in the coming days or weeks. The update comes with a build version ending with BWH3 and an installtion package size of 1772 MB.
One UI 5 Watch allows users to easily add and customize new watch faces and tiles with albums or stories. Users can choose to have their watch face change according to the pictures in an album or story that they select or use a new vertical layout to find the best watch faces and tiles for them.
The update also improves the Samsung Health app that can automatically track cycling workouts, provide heart rate feedback during running workouts, and map cycling paths. Users can also choose whether to map their cycling paths automatically or not. The app can also sense when users start cycling and track their workout automatically.
Moreover, the update also gives more call options that let users adjust the volume, mute sound, and press keypad buttons from the watch. Users can also switch to voice input instantly by using the Home button. Moreover, users can set multiple timers at once, up to 20, to manage various tasks.
Furthermore, it also includes a backup and restore feature that can save watch data to the phone or Samsung Cloud periodically. Users can also share their medical info in an emergency by using a button that shows up when a hard fall is detected or when the Emergency SOS feature is activated. Additionally, users can check the status of the battery, storage, and memory and fix any issues with the device care feature.
The update also brings universal gestures that can control the watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. Furthermore, users can sort their apps in folders to find them quickly with less scrolling.
How to Update
To get the One UI 5 Watch update for Galaxy Watch 5, users can either connect their watch to their phone via Bluetooth and use the Galaxy Wearable app or turn on WiFi on their watch and check for updates from the settings menu. The update is expected to be available in other regions soon.