WhatsApp begins testing Wear OS-supported app, bringing preview to select devices including Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Thanks to the Wear OS-based One UI Watch operating system, Samsung smartwatches launched after Watch 4 rocking with the best third-party apps.
Get WhatsApp on Samsung Galaxy Watch
Starting today, WhatsApp has opened the Beta testing activity for select smartwatches running Wear OS. Before you proceed, ensure otherwise your Android phone and watch are running version 18.104.22.168+, otherwise, there will be sign-in issues, click here to sign up for Beta.
In case you are unable to find or install WhatsApp on your watch’s Play Store, install it from the listing on your Galaxy smartphone. The company notes that this version may be unstable, and certain data on your use of the app will be collected and shared with the developer.
WhatsApp for Wear OS – How it looks and acts
The initial variant of WhatsApp for Wear OS begins with a simple list of recent contacts with “Settings” and “Open on phone” rounding out this main page.
When you open a chat, you can scroll to see past messages, while you can reply by recording a voice message or opening the system keyboard.
When it comes to group chats, scrolling to the end allows you to see “People in this conversation,” as well as another “Open on phone.”
Be noted, the set-up process consists of entering an eight-digit code from your Galaxy Watch on the phone app. It brings a circular complication that shows how many unread messages you have.
Besides, there are two tiles for “WhatsApp contacts” to jump to a person, while “WhatsApp voice message” makes it possible to quickly start an audio recording.
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OnePlus Buds Pro 3 surfaces as Samsung is about to launch Fan Edition earbuds
According to the info, the OnePlus Buds Pro 3 renders show it looks identical to its predecessor. Design-wise, the only change that can be seen is the metallic finish on the earbuds, while the weight could be 4.77 grams each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 reportedly packs 10.4mm (woofer) and 6mm (tweeter). The upcoming earbuds are also said to bring 48dB Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support as well as IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
Additionally, the earbuds will have Bluetooth v5.3, Google Fast pair, and dual connection support. It’s said that the battery life could be 9 hours, similar to the Buds 2 Pro when ANC is turned off.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series gets new update in September 2023
September 2023 is going on and Samsung has started releasing a new update for Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in India. This update brings the June 2023 security patch to improve system security.
The latest software improves system stability and reliability to provide a better performance and bug-free experience. However, the official changelog nowhere mentions that the update brings any features with the smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series users can identify the September 2023 update in India with the ending version AWI1. It carries an updated package size of 171.38MB.
Users can download this update through 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.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Revolutionizes Running with University of Michigan Partnership
Thanks to Samsung’s research partnership, the Galaxy Watch 6 revolutionizes running with the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. This collaboration is launched to help runners manage their health and physical activity by providing more reliable and accurate data.
The Michigan Performance Research Laboratory (MiPR) — ESSI’s core research lab — will oversee an eight-month study that uses the Galaxy Watch series to estimate the VO2 max and sweat loss of participants as they run.
The study will compare reference data against smartwatch data from both indoor (treadmill) and outdoor running trials of different distances, from 2.5km to 20km.
Runners at all levels grapple with sweat loss, dehydration and heat management, particularly during the summer months. Samsung and University of Michigan teams hope the study’s findings will further enhance smartwatch technology, giving runners more accurate measurements of their health metrics.
Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic feature personalized fitness coaching, advanced sleep management, and health monitoring. For runners, the new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature provides five optimal running intensity levels based on individual physical capabilities.
Additionally, Track Run helps runners record their runs while on a running track. During a run, Galaxy Watch provides in-depth analysis including asymmetry, regularity, and ground contact time to help improve performance and reduce injury.