Samsung Introduces New Improvements to Galaxy Watch 4 with New OneUI Features and Extended Update Timeline for Smartphones
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is arguably Samsung’s best wearable in the past few years. The latest generation smartwatch not only gave Google’s Wear OS a second life but also gave Google apps and services to Samsung users, which was missing from the past few years. Since the launch, Samsung has pushed a few updates to enhance the user experience and add new features.
On the same lines, a new update to the Galaxy Watch 4 series has arrived and it brings features like advanced interval training for cyclists or runners, a new sleep coaching program, new body composition insights, more customization options with upgraded watch faces, and a new line of straps.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series Update
The first feature is the new body composition update that gives users more insight into their health progress. Now, the Samsung Health app will provide body composition insights, a digital fitness program curated by Chris Hemsworth. In addition, Galaxy Watch4 users will receive a 30-day trial for full access to Centr.
Further, Samsung’s new interval target feature for runners and cyclists lets them pre-set the duration, distance and number of sets for their workout. Along with this, Samsung still supports apps like Adidas Running and Strava. Sleep tracking is also getting an update. The new sleep coaching program helps users develop better sleep habits.
The watch tracks sleep patterns over seven days and completes two related sleep surveys, the program assigns one of eight sleep symbol animals representing the user’s sleep type. Then, it will guide users through a four to a five-week coaching program that includes missions, checklists, sleep-related articles, meditation guidance and regular reports to support users as they work towards improving their sleep quality. Once the users fall asleep, the watch detects it and automatically turns off Samsung SmartThings enabled lights. Furthermore, Samsung’s Health Monitor app is currently available in 43 markets globally, expanding to 11 more in March, including Canada, Vietnam and South Africa.
A bunch of new watch faces and digital clock fonts have been added as well. Also, new strap colours such as burgundy and cream, and the new fabric band and link bracelet will be available for purchase.
Google Assistant Coming Soon to Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Ever since the launch, Samsung has been missing one of the major features in terms of Google Assistant. Samsung has now confirmed Google Assistant will be available on the Galaxy Watch 4 series in the coming months. With the new update, users will be able to stream over Wi-Fi or LTE from the YouTube Music app.
The aforementioned update is now available for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. You can head to the Galaxy Wearable app to check for updates.
Samsung’s New Update Promise For Phones and Tablets
Samsung has also promised a new update cycle for the newly launched Galaxy S22 series, the Tab S8 series, and a few more devices. As per the new update cycle, Samsung will now offer four generations of One UI and five years of security updates. Here are the lost of eligible devices.
- Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra as well as Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S21 FE and upcoming S series devices
- Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 and upcoming Z series devices
- Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A Series: upcoming select A series devices
- Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, S8+, S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices
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