Samsung’s new One UI 5 Watch Beta is based on Wear OS 4. Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 smartwatch users in the US and Korea are enjoying the new features by joining the Beta program. Meanwhile, here’s a quick look at Universal Gestures on the Galaxy Watch.
With its Wear OS 4-based One UI 5 Watch software, Samsung brought Universal Gestures to the Galaxy Watch. Once enabled, this feature sets the Galaxy Watch to rely on changes in your muscles caused by hand movements to scroll and select like you would with your finger.
If you have a Galaxy Watch running Wear OS, you will be able to access this function in the coming months. This can be activated on command, letting you use the watch as normal until you need to turn the feature on. It detects changes in your watch-bearing arm and signals the Watch to perform action.
How to turn on Universal Gestures
- On your Galaxy Watch 4/5 (running One UI Watch 5 beta), swipe down and tap Settings
- Find and tap on Accessibility
- Now, tap Interaction and dexterity
- Here, you should get Universal gestures, simply turn it on
- You should follow the tutorial which appears once you activate the gesture
Gesture – Action
- Shake your wrist twice — Turn on Universal Gestures
- Pinch your thumb and index finger — Next item
- Double pinch — Previous item
- Make a fist — Tap
- Make a fist twice — Open the action menu
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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.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) September 26, 2023
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE Leak: 12mm AKG tuned speaker, price ~ $100
Samsung has a range of Fan Edition devices in the pipeline, which could be released soon. The company will launch a new FE smartphone, tablets, and earbuds in the near future. A new leak talks about color variants, pricing, and speaker specifications of the Galaxy Buds FE.
A reliable industry source revealed that the Galaxy Buds FE could be available in Graphite/White color options. It features 12mm speakers tuned by AKG, similar to other Samsung earbuds. Additionally, the source mentioned that the earbuds may cost $99.99 (MSRP).
The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE series alongside the Galaxy Buds FE later this year. It appears to be a new strategy of debuting affordable variants of previously released flagship products.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE:
graphite or white
12mm AKG tuned speaker
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 15, 2023