A few days ago, Samsung released the One UI 5 Watch update to the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 5 in Europe and South Korea. Now, the company has started rolling out the One UI 5 Watch update to the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in Malaysia. It is a major software update and brings several new features and improvements to the smartwatches.
Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro getting One UI 5 Watch update in Malaysia
The Wear OS 4-based One UI 5 Watch update for the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which is available in Malaysia, is for the Wi-Fi-only variants. Gradually, even the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of the smartwatches will get the update in the country. It is a huge update with a download size of around 1.7GB, so we recommend you use a Wi-Fi network to download it. The update might also include the July 2023 security patch.
Galaxy Watch 5 One UI 5 Watch update: Top features
The One UI 5 Watch update is based on Wear OS 4. It brings an easier way to add watch faces and Tiles. It also lets you create folders in the app drawer. You can also use a group of images or Stories from the paired smartwatch's Gallery as the background for watch faces. A new image appears every time you wake up the smartwatch. The Galaxy Buds Controller Tile now offers the ability to disable or enable 360 Audio. There is also a new Tile to quickly access the Timer. The watch also lets you have up to 20 simultaneous timers active.
Samsung Health can now automatically recognize and track cycling workouts. It can also map the route if you want it to. One UI 5 Watch also brings personalized heart rate zones and guidance to users during workouts. Data on the smartwatch is periodically backed up to the cloud. It also brings the ability to pair the smartwatch to a new smartphone without the need for a complete reset.
During calls, the Galaxy Watch 5 series smartwatch can display more call controls, including volume, keypad, and mute audio. When replying to messages, you can quickly switch from the Samsung Keyboard to voice dictation by long-pressing the home button. You can set your medical information to show up automatically after a hard fall or by pressing the home button five times.
One UI 5 Watch also brings the phone's storage, memory, and battery metrics all in one place in the Settings app. You can also diagnose problems in the smartwatch, fix them with a click, and keep the watch running smoothly. Thanks to improved accessibility features, you can do various actions through hand gestures (shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching fingers) on a Galaxy Watch running One UI 5 Watch.
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