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Samsung Galaxy Watch and Watch Active getting One UI 1.5 update with new features

Samsung is rolling out a new software update to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active smartwatches. It comes with the One UI 1.5 and many new features.

Software version:

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch: R800XXU1DSL1
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Active: R500XXU1DSL1

Changelog:

Samsung Galaxy Watch Changelog:

Bixby
– New Bixby helps you get tasks done more easily.  Start an exercise with specific goals or ask time difference between your city and the one you will be traveling.
• Watch faces : Additional Watch Face Complications added.
(Begin Workout, Breathing and others.)
• Added new watch face ‘My Style’ which recommends variety of watch faces that suits outfit by taking picture of clothing
• Additional indicator feature in watch face to show background running app such as workout tracking, timer.  Tapping on the indicator will take you back to the app
• Additional emoticons to provide variety of skin tones
• Improved User Interaction for following features
– Always on Display screen is easier to read while on charging or in battery saving mode
– Customizing the order of icons in quick panel is easier
– Timer and Stop Watch app is now more convenient
– Watch indicates sleep mode more intuitively
• Samsung Health improvement
– Lap time tracking has been improved for running and cycling activities
– Daily Activity feature added which shows user’s daily activity (Move, Workout, Hourly Activity)
– Data sync via NFC with Technogym workout equipments have been added
– Added new auto tracking for ‘Swim’
– Added additional alert for low heart rate

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Changelog:

Touch bezel added
– Allow user to mimic the experience of rotary bezel in digital which allows for easier navigation and control of watch
· Watch faces : Additional Watch Face Complications added.
(Begin Workout, Breathing and others.)
· Added new watch face ‘My Style’ which recommends variety of watch faces that suits outfit by taking picture of clothing
· Additional indicator feature in watch face to show background running app such as workout tracking, timer.  Tapping on the indicator will take you back to the app
· Additional emoticons to provide variety of skin tones
· Improved User Interaction for following features
– Always on Display screen is easier to read while on charging or in battery saving mode
– Customizing the order of icons in quick panel is easier
· Samsung Health improvement
– Lap time tracking has been improved for running and cycling activities
– Data sync via NFC with Technogym workout equipments have been added

Availability:

This update is rolling out to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active.

How to check for the software updates?

On the connected phone, open the Galaxy Wearable app. Tap the Home tab, and then tap Watch software update > Download and install. For some watches, you will need to tap About watch, About band, or About Gear to access the software update menu.

Update watch software without a phone

Note: These steps do not apply to a Galaxy Fit.

On the watch, press the Power key, and then navigate to and tap Settings > General. Tap Update watch software to check for updates. For a Gear Fit2 Pro, tap Gear info, and then tap Update Gear software.


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