Samsung has started rolling out a major One UI 5 Watch update for the Galaxy Watch 4 series in India. The update is based on Google’s Wear OS 4 and it brings new features, enhancements, and the July 2023 security patch.
One UI 5 Watch update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in India can be identified through firmware ending with HWH5. Users will have to download a 1.7GB installtion package size to install the update.
The latest update improves the health and fitness tracking capabilities of the Galaxy Watch devices. It introduces Sleep Coaching and heart rate zones as new features to help users improve their sleep quality and cardio workouts.
Sleep Coaching provides personalized advice and tasks based on the user’s sleep patterns. Heart rate zones show the intensity of the user’s heart activity during cardio exercises. These features help users monitor and optimize their health and wellness.
Moreover, this software adds new watch faces that suit different styles and moods. Some of these watch faces were launched with the Galaxy Watch 6, which is Samsung’s latest smartwatch model. The Galaxy Watch 6 has minor hardware enhancements over the previous generation and runs One UI 5 Watch by default.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 update brings two One UI 5 watch 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.
Samsung rolling out One UI 5 Watch Faces to Galaxy Watch 3
Samsung has been updating its smartwatch lineup with the latest One UI Watch 5 software, which debuted with the Galaxy Watch 6 series. However, not all Samsung smartwatches are eligible for the One UI Watch 5 update but the company promised to bring some of the new watch faces for them. Right now, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has started receiving a new update that adds One UI 5 watch faces.
The new update of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes with two faces of One UI 5 Watch update, which are Stretched Time and Perpetual. These watch faces were previously exclusive to the One UI Watch 5 devices, and they offer a minimalist and elegant design.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 are getting the new update in Europe with firmware versions R840XXU1DWK2 /R850XXU1DWK2. The Tizen OS version stays unchanged at 188.8.131.52. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is expected to get the same update soon.
To update the Galaxy Watch 3, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5/6 series: How to solve the Watch Face preview issue
Some third-party watch faces on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5/6 series do not show the preview when you use the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone to customize them. If you own a Galaxy Watch 4/5/6 series and use some third-party watch faces, you might have noticed this issue.
However, Samsung has officially confirmed that this is happening because of a bug that prevents the Galaxy Wearable app from processing the events related to watch face customization provided by Google.
Samsung has acknowledged this issue and plans to release a software update that will fix it. In addition, the Korean tech giant has shared a temporary solution to resolve this issue through the community.
You can still customize the watch face on your watch, without using your phone. You just need to follow a few easy steps – Press and hold the watch screen on your Galaxy Watch 4/5/6 series >> Swipe left or right to select the watch face you want to customize >> Tap on the customize button >> Now you can customize as you like.
If you are facing any issues with your Galaxy Watch then make sure to update it to the latest available software.
For that, you just need to open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone that is connected to your Galaxy Watch 4/5/6 series >> Tap on the watch settings option on the app’s home screen >> Click on the update watch software option >> Press download and install option to start the update process.