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Everything new with Samsung One UI 5 Watch for Galaxy Watch 4 and 5

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On June 7, Samsung officially announced the most-anticipated One UI 5 Watch Beta Program. In addition, the company officially detailed which new features will be installed on your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 smartwatch with this new upgrade.

Everything new with Samsung One UI 5 Watch

Watch faces and tiles

Add watch faces and tiles more easily

  • A new vertical layout makes it easier to find the watch faces and tiles that are right for you.

Improved Buds controller tile

  • You can now turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.

Quick access to timers

  • You can start timers from the new Timer tile without opening the Timer app.

Set an album or story as your watch face

  • Instead of just one picture, you can now make your watch face cycle between pictures in an album or story that you select. Your watch face will change to a different picture each time you turn on the watch screen.

Samsung Health

Automatically record cycling workouts

  • Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.

Get heart rate guidance during running workouts

  • Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.

Backup and restore

Keep your watch data safe

  • Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.

Control your phone

More call controls

  • You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.

Additional changes

Dictate text with the Home button

  • Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.

Use multiple timers at once

  • You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.

Share your medical info in an emergency

  • A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.

Device care

  • Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.

Control your watch without touching it

  • Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.

Organize apps in folders

  • Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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New One UI 6 Watch Beta update for Galaxy Watch 5 rolls out with July 2024 Patch

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Samsung has recently begun releasing the One UI 6 Watch Beta 3 update for the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. Now, the company is rolling out a new One UI 6 Watch Beta update for Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro users, which shares the same changelog as Beta 3 for the Watch 6 series.

The new One UI 6 Watch Beta update for the Galaxy Watch 5 series can be identified through the build version ending with ZXG3. It arrives with an installation size of around 300MB and installs the July 2024 security patch to enhance system security.

Users of the Galaxy Watch 5 series can currently enjoy this update in Korea and the company will soon make it available in more eligible countries. This update comes with significant improvements and enhancements.

The update brings improved system stability and optimized performance to address issues related to battery consumption and application execution speed. It also enhances network interoperability to provide better connectivity experiences.

Despite these advancements, the update is not without its known issues. Users may notice an issue where the Always-On Display (AOD) fails to deactivate when the watch is not being worn after installing this update.

To install the update, visit Samsung Galaxy Wearable >> Galaxy Watch >> Watch settings >> Watch software update >> Download and install.

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One UI 6 Watch Beta 3 live for Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series

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One UI 6 Watch Beta 3

Samsung has released the One UI 6 Watch Beta 3 for the Galaxy Watch 6 series. This update introduces enhancements to improve user experience and address existing issues.

One UI 6 Watch Beta 3 is currently live for Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic with the version number ending with ZXG3. The company will expand this update to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 series in the coming days or months.

The update enhances system stability and performance to ensure smoother operation across various functions. Additionally, the update focuses on enhancing battery efficiency to extend device usage between charges.

Moreover, the update also improves the application execution performance for faster and more responsive app launches. It fixes the issues related to network interoperability to improve connectivity reliability.

However, the update does come with some known issues. The changelog has mentioned an issue where the Always-On Display (AOD) fails to turn off when the Watch is not being worn, which could potentially affect battery life.

These updates not only aim to improve performance but also respond to user feedback to deliver a more seamless and efficient wearable experience. Users are advised to update their watches to the latest beta software version to enjoy enhanced features.

The update process is simple and can be done over the air (FOTA) through Galaxy Wearable. Just navigate to Galaxy Watch settings, select Watch software update, and follow the prompts to download and install the update.

Before proceeding with the update, it is important to back up any important data stored on your device to avoid potential data loss during the update process.

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One UI 6 Watch Beta 2 update live in the US, Korea

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One UI 6 Watch Beta 3

Samsung has released the One UI 6 Watch Beta 2 update after initiating the beta program in mid-June 2024. This new beta update fixes initial issues and implements user feedback to improve the user experience.

The updated version of the One UI 6 Watch Beta 2 update can be identified through the firmware ending with ZXFB. This beta update is currently live for users in the US and Korea.

The update focuses on improving system stability, fixing reboot issues, and optimizing battery usage. It also enhances app performance and includes several other enhancements for a better overall experience.

To access the latest beta software, open the Galaxy Wearable app, access Galaxy Watch settings, proceed to Watch software update, and select Download and Install. Users need to back up important data before proceeding with the update to prevent any potential data loss.

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