Samsung has amazed its users with the One UI 5 Watch Beta news. Consequently, the surprising headline appeared in the official community forum and showcase a bunch of outstanding features for Galaxy Smartwatches. So get on this express and have a tour of the ultimate features.
According to the inputs, Samsung has opened the One UI 5 Watch Beta program. Users wearing a Galaxy Watch 4 or 5 or any other model from the respective series are fully eligible to participate in this testing activity.
Just like any other beta program, you have to initially sign up for the One UI 5 Watch Beta using the Samsung Members app to download the first beta version. The activity is live in both the US and South Korea. Also, it is likely to be a phased rollout, so don’t worry if you can’t see the beta banner in the Members app.
Another significant point is – One UI 5 Watch beta contains a 1.5GB+ software package. Thus, ensure to use a WiFi connection and have a minimum of 30% battery in your wearable to carry out everything smoothly. You can check the full features in the below section.
Samsung One UI 5 Watch Beta – Features
1. Watch faces and tiles
Samsung Galaxy smartwatch users will now be able to add watch faces and tiles more easily. Besides, you get a new vertical layout that makes it easier to find the appropriate watch faces and tiles.
2. Improved Buds controller tile
As of now, you can turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.
3. Quick access to timers
Added a new Timer tile that enables you to start timers without even opening the Timer app.
4. 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.
5. Samsung Health
Users will now be able to automatically record cycling workouts. On the other hand, Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout in real time. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
This section also provides heart rate guidance during running workouts and looks after your personalized heart rate zones at times when you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
6. 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.
7. Control your phone
One UI 5 Watch beta brings more call controls. You now have a better operating ability over calls without touching your phone. Eventually, you can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
8. Additional changes
Dictate text with the Home button – 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 – With One UI 5 Watch, 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.
Device care – 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.