After a short delay, Samsung has finally opened up the beta program that lets Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 owners take the next version of Wear OS and One UI Watch for a spin before its official release. The beta program is active in the US and Korea and interested users can sign up through the Samsung Members app to get started.
According to Samsung, One UI Watch 5 focuses on three major areas: sleep, fitness, and safety. From automatically recording your cycling sessions to allowing easy access to your medical info when the watch detects a hard fall, One UI Watch 5 is packed with quite a few new features that should considerably improve the user experience.
One UI Watch 5 also enhances customizability for watch faces (including making it easier to add watch faces and tiles and the option to set multiple pictures as the watch face background), lets you have up to 20 timers running at the same time, and keeps your watch data safe by periodically backing up the watch's files and data to the connected phone.
For the full changelog for the first One UI Watch 5 beta for the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, check out the images below.