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Update brings Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to Watch Active and Galaxy Watch

Samsung has released a major update that brings many Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active. Perhaps the most notable feature that is included in the update is the virtual touch bezel, which was introduced on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 as a substitute for the physical rotating bezel that has been a part of Samsung’s smartwatches for a few years now. The virtual bezel is now available on the Galaxy Watch Active and will allow users to navigate through the user interface by swiping around the edges of the screen.

Touch bezel for Galaxy Watch Active 2, improved Bixby for Galaxy Watch, and more

The Galaxy Watch, meanwhile, is getting an updated version of Bixby that was released for the Galaxy Watch Active a few months ago. Galaxy Watch owners will be able to fire up workout routines and control smart devices in their home. Both the Watch and Watch Active also get the My Style feature, which allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then customize the watch face to match the look of that outfit. 17 new watch faces have been added as well, and every watch face will now show small icons at the bottom to notify the user whenever some apps are running in the background.

The update also brings new emoticons that include more diverse skin tones, improved Always On Display legibility when the watch is charging or in battery saving mode, easier customization of the icons in the quick panel (the one you access by swiping down from the top of the display), and improved lap time tracking for running and cycling sessions in Samsung Health. On the Galaxy Watch, users will get an alert whenever their heart rate is detected to be too low.

Samsung says the big update, which bumps up the One UI version to 1.5, for the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active 2 will start rolling out today in some regions and gradually expand to others. You will be able to download it from the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected phone once the update is available.

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Tjuice
Tjuice

Does not seem to be available for me in the UK.
Galaxy Watch Active. (Still on OneUI 1.2; Tizen 4.0.0.5; software version R500XXU1CSH3).
I’ve been checking daily via the Wearable app (which itself updated last week), and still no sign of this update.
Am I doing something wrong?

andreacomax
andreacomax

Update arrived now in Italy.

Wilksie
Wilksie

Update: Got it this morning in the UK (8th Jan).

laloweb
laloweb

the update arrived today in Portugal, at last…

adrian maciuca
adrian maciuca

Update in Romania to Tizen 1,5 Tizen 4.0.0.7 on 29.12.2019
Seems like the battery life is also improved.
On minimal use I got 5 days 4 hours with 20% left.

sorehammer
sorehammer

No update in the UK yet.

Wilksie
Wilksie

Just went live. Try now.

SamusAran30
SamusAran30

I haven’t gotten the update at all! My watch is even paid off thru my carrier. Nothing here in the US. Samsung better take note about their updates and give the consumers what they want!

ajikoe
ajikoe

Got it today in Indonesia

Ibrahimomars
Ibrahimomars

No update any where!
This Galaxy Active Watch look like a test product, or a lie Samsung doesn’t care about it at all
I regret buy this product
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cardicek
cardicek

The same I bought watch 1 and got two updates since then nothing. Last. Waste

hrishievo
hrishievo

It’s a shame that no update has reached Galaxy Watch in India or countries other than US.

Wilksie
Wilksie

Over a month later and still nothing in the UK for the Galaxy Watch.

nelson4art
nelson4art

Colombia without update… When is it coming for SM-R805F?

desgrassia
desgrassia

What happened to this update? Nothing yet in Italy after almost a month! ๐Ÿ™

guptashashank15
guptashashank15

Still no update in India ๐Ÿ˜”

jamieridler
jamieridler

Any reason why this is STILL not out in the UK?

socalrailroader
socalrailroader

Still nothing here for my AT&T (LTE) branded Galaxy Watch.

jamieridler
jamieridler

Still nothing for the watch active in the UK

jamieridler
jamieridler

Two weeks in now, still no UK update

GNEDI
GNEDI

I have been checking but not received it. please has anyone in the UK received this update on their SGW46mm?

thorm42
thorm42

Nothing in France too.

mw19
mw19

Still nothing in the UK for me…

filleFreak
filleFreak

Where is the update for Gear sport?

cardicek
cardicek

The sport version does not get a new update there is an end. You might know that.

erickwill
erickwill

Any link to download?

thorm42
thorm42

Bixby will be in French with this update for Galaxy Watch? Today only in English, Chinese and Korean…

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

But do we get support for controlling the camera?!

bytchslappa
bytchslappa

That was added some time ago.. you need to install the Samsung Camera Controller App

jacker60
jacker60

Not for the galaxy Watch

hscheff
hscheff

Been using Camera One on my Galaxy Watch to control the camera on my Note10, no problem (on the older Watch software; still waiting for the new software update in South Africa too…)

jamallandit
jamallandit

What time will come this update to Australia? Nothing now!