One of the ways in which a Galaxy smartwatch can help you stay active is through movement reminders. If you've used a Galaxy Watch before, you probably know how it goes. When your watch detects a lack of movement for a while, you get a light tap on your wrist and an animation saying it's “Time to get moving!”
You can postpone this notification or get up from your chair and start walking or exercising to make the notice disappear. If you do the latter, you'll eventually get a satisfying animation and a message reading: “Great! You're active again.”
Now, it turns out that these animations have been completely replaced in One UI Watch 5, even though there's no mention of this change in the official changelog.
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One UI Watch 5 revamps “Time to get moving!” animations
In One UI Watch 4.5, these movement reminder animations consist of particle effects around stylized footprints popping up on your smartwatch's screen.
This is no longer the case with One UI Watch 5, where these animations have a completely new art style and design direction. Instead of footprints and particles, we get two arrows pointing up when it's time to get moving and a big green checkmark when the smartwatch detects movement.
You could say that these new minimalist animations convey the message quicker and more clearly, but then again, you could also argue that they are of lower quality than those in One UI Watch 4.5. These new animations look relatively outdated, almost as if they come from around the Android 5 era.