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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.