A few days ago, Samsung announced a new feature allowing Galaxy Watch 5 users to change the camera zoom level on a connected phone. That update started rolling out yesterday, and it brings one more helpful feature: the ability to check the smartwatch’s battery health from the paired smartphone.
The new software update for the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro brings the ability to check the battery health via the Samsung Members app on the connected phone. The new feature is called ‘Connected Device Diagnostics,’ and you can also access it from the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone. Apart from checking the battery health of the Galaxy Watch 5, it also lets you run diagnostics on the smartwatch’s touchscreen, loudspeaker, and other features.
While the new feature won’t improve the smartwatch’s battery life, it will give you a way to keep an eye on its health so that you can adjust your charging habits for a longer lifespan. And it will notify you when it’s time to replace the wearable’s battery. This feature could be released to the Galaxy Watch 4 series as well. A similar diagnostics feature has been released to the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with the latest update.
It isn’t clear if the same feature would be available to older smartwatches like the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2.