The launch of the highly anticipated One UI Watch 5 update might happen before the end of the week. Specifically, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 series might receive the stable firmware soon — suggests a leaked cropped screenshot passed along via Reddit.
Earlier this month, Samsung teased the upcoming launch of One UI Watch 5 for older Galaxy smartwatches, but it didn't reveal an exact release date because, well, Samsung never does. Updates come when they're ready for release, and the company rarely commits to a fixed schedule during beta phases.
Nevertheless, according to the cropped screenshot you can see below, shared by Reddit user @SINCLAIRCOOL, One UI Watch 5 is ready to go live for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series this week.
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Update planned for roll-out on the 35th week?
The source of this screenshot is unspecified, and details are scarce, so take this with a pinch of salt. It's probably better to be pleasantly surprised than disappointed. But for what it's worth, the alleged leaked screenshot you can see below suggests that the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 lineups are planned to receive a massive update, presumably One UI Watch 5, on week 35 of the year. Needless to say, the 35th week starts today.
The One UI Watch 5 update is a pretty big deal, especially for health and fitness enthusiasts. Among other things, the update improves sleep tracking and brings on-device Sleep Coaching. It also introduces personalized heart rate zones for better fitness tracking and guidance.
Furthermore, based on the features available in the One UI Watch 5 beta build, the Buds controller tile has additional controls for 360 audio, the watch face and tiles browser has an optional vertical layout, and watch faces can now cycle between pictures in an album or story you select.
Through this update, Samsung also brings more call controls, support for up to 20 timers, Device care features, app folders, and more.