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Samsung One UI 5 Watch lets you create folders to keep apps organized

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Samsung One UI 5 Watch Apps Folders

Samsung rolled out One UI 5 Watch Beta update to Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 users. Stable update will be available for all as the Beta activity is limited to the US and South Korea. Among others, the ability to let users organize apps in folders is an appealing feature of One UI 5 Watch.

Smartphones have a large display, making it easier to organize apps and access them without too many scrolls. However, just the opposite experience served on smartwatches due to small screens. Meanwhile, One UI 5 Watch is here to help, thanks to the new apps folders feature.

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Similar to your Galaxy smartphone, you will be able to create apps folders on your Galaxy Watch running One UI 5 Watch software. This will help you keep all the apps organized, making it easier to find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.

As you can see in the images below, the folders offer two toggles, one for adding new apps to the folder, and the second allows customization. Using the color toggle of folders, you can adjust the background color so your watch will deliver an optimized appearance on the home screen.

Samsung One UI 5 Watch Apps Folders

Samsung will launch the One UI 5 Watch stable software at the next month’s Unpacked in South Korea. The Galaxy Watch 6 series will come pre-installed with this new operating system, based on Google’s Wear OS 4 powered by Android 13.

  • The company could make this software available for all by September 2023.

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One UI 6 Watch Beta Features: A New Era of Smartwatch Experience with Galaxy AI

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Samsung has initiated the One UI 6 Watch Beta Program for its Galaxy Watch 6 series in the US. This program allows Samsung Watch users to experience the new features and enhancements ahead of the official release.

The first One UI 6 Watch beta version introduces several new features, mainly powered by Galaxy AI. These new features aim to enhance the health monitoring and user experience of the smartwatch.

The new energy score feature in Samsung Health evaluates your readiness for physical activities. It advises you on whether to rest or exercise based on your score. The update also brings a more comprehensive sleep analysis, tracking heart rate, breathing rate, and the time it takes to fall asleep. Users can now customize their workout routines, setting specific goals for different exercises.

One UI 6 Watch Beta improves the watch’s usability with new gestures for quick actions, such as answering calls or scrolling through notifications, and enhanced scrolling for faster navigation. Universal gestures have been introduced for immediate actions, and modes automatically adjust the watch’s settings according to your activities.

Additionally, communication is made easier with the ability to save images from messages and quickly access frequently used emojis.

Furthermore, the update also brings new default fonts to stay modern and stylish. You can now select limit health features to make your battery last longer when power-saving mode is on.

As soon as you begin playing music on your watch, it will seamlessly connect to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker for audio playback.

You can check the all-new features of the Samsung One UI 6 Watch through the full changelog below.

Samsung One UI 6 Watch beta features

Samsung One UI 6 Watch Changelog

Unlock a healthier you with Galaxy AI

Monitor your energy levels

  • Samsung Health’s new energy score shows your physical and mental readiness based on you sleep and physical activity. If your energy score is low, it may be best to take a rest. If your energy score is high, it could be time set a personal best in your favorite exercise. Galaxy AI provides personalized insights and motivation to keep you on the right track.

Get more detailed sleep analysis

  • Galaxy AI-powered sleep insights give you more detailed and accurate analysis of your sleep quality. Your comprehensive sleep report now includes your heart rate, respiratory rate, and the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep after you lie down.

Make your own workout routines

  • Combine a series of different exercises together for a custom workout routine. You can set targets for sets, reps, and more.

Control your watch like a pro

Do more with double pinch

  • Take quick action in a variety of situations by pinching your thumb and index finger together twice. You can answer calls, turn off alarms, scroll through notifications, control music, take pictures, and more. A finger icon will appear on buttons that can be controlled with a double pinch.

Faster horizontal scrolling

  • Flick the screen left or right or to quickly scroll through notifications or tiles.

View ongoing activities all at once

  • Tap the bottom of your watch face to view a list of ongoing activities such as phone calls, exercises, or music playing. Tap an item in the list to easily switch between them.

Take action quickly with Universal gestures

  • In situations where a quick action is needed, such as answering a phone call or turning off an alarm, the button for the action will be automatically focused so you can do the action immediately without the need to manually change focus.

Go back without touching the screen

  • Move your wrist back and forth to go back to the previous screen. You can control this in Universal gestures.

Get only the notifications you want

  • Choose which apps are allowed to send you notifications directly on your watch without opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.

Control your watch with modes

  • Modes can now automatically control more of your watch’s settings based on what you’re doing or where you are. Modes can control Do not disturb, Always On Display, Raise wrist to wake, Touch screen to wake, Touch bezel to wake, Sound mode, and Disconnection alerts.

Stay in touch from your wrist

Instantly access your favorite emojis

  • You can set the emojis you use most as favorites so they’re always available to send as a quick response.

Save image attachments

  • You can now save images attached to messages on your watch. Saved images can be viewed in the Gallery app, shared with others, or used to create a unique photo watch face.

Even more improvements

Stylish new font

  • One UI 6 Watch has a new default font with a more stylish and modern feel. You’ll see the new font if the default font is selected in Settings. If you’re using a different font, you’ll still see that font after upgrading to One UI 6 Watch.

Make your battery last longer

  • When Power saving is turned on, you can also choose to limit health features to make your battery last even longer than before.

Automatically connect to Bluetooth audio devices

  • When you start playing music on your watch, your Bluetooth headphones or speaker will automatically connect for playback. If no Bluetooth audio devices are available to connect, music will play through your watch’s speaker if your music app supports it.

Some apps will need to be updated separately after your watch is upgraded. Please refer to the One UI Watch Beta recruitment notice.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to get Wear OS 5 One UI 6 Watch update

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Samsung is preparing to release a major update for its smartwatches, which will include the latest Wear OS 5 and One UI 6 Watch. Meanwhile, the company has reportedly started internally testing the One UI 6 Watch update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series.

A piece of new information (via Theordysm) reveals that One UI 6 Watch test firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has already made an appearance on Samsung’s servers. This firmware can be identified by version R895USQU1IXD1 and is currently undergoing testing for the US variant of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

One UI 6 Watch update is expected to bring improvements to the user interface and overall functionality of Samsung’s smartwatches. Users are looking forward to experiencing the new features and enhancements that will come with the One UI 6 Watch update.

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One UI 6 Watch Beta 

Samsung to soon introduce One UI 6 Watch Beta Program for Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. Through this, users can enjoy the new feature on their watches ahead of the stable update. The Beta release may initially be available in South Korea and the US, with an official announcement anticipated soon.

The Galaxy Watch 7 series is expected to launch in July and will likely be equipped with Wear OS 5-based One UI 6 Watch. The new software may include new features such as blood-sugar monitoring.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 update brings two One UI 5 watch faces

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Samsung Watch Active 2 One UI 5 faces

Samsung is not forgetting its older smartwatches, even though it has switched to Wear OS for its latest models. Right now, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is getting a new update that adds two watch faces of One UI 5 Watch.

The fresh update brings two new watch faces to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 – Stretched Time and Perpetual. These watch faces were introduced with the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, which runs on Wear OS 4 with Samsung’s One UI 5 Watch.

The update does not change the operating system of the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which remains on Tizen OS. Samsung has confirmed that it will not update its older Tizen-based smartwatches to Wear OS, but it will continue to support them with security and feature updates.

If you have received the update notification then install it now. Users need to open the Samsung Wearable app on their connected phone, go to Watch settings, select Watch software update, and tap Download and install.

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