In 2021 when Samsung returned back to Wear OS, there were lots of concerns regarding the somewhat laggy Wear OS interface. All of that changed with the One UI 4.0 that launched with the Galaxy Watch 4 and ensured a seamless user experience. Building on that success, Samsung on May 4th announced the One UI 5 Watch which boasts improved performance and health-tracking features.
Enhances Sleep Tracking Features
The One UI 5 Watch welcomes a new sleep insight user interface that clearly shows the user’s sleep score to provide a clearer overview of the previous night’s rest. This is followed by other metrics like blood oxygen during sleep, snoring sound, and sleep stages.
Moreover, sleep coaching which is designed to help users form a healthy sleeping routine will now be accessible directly on the watch as well as on your phone.
In addition, One UI 5 Watch will make it less distracting to easily switch off devices connected to SmartThings.
Improved Personalized Heart Rate Zones
Additionally, One UI 5 Watch welcomes improved running analysis and customizable interval training tools that analyze a user’s physical capabilities and will set personalized heart rate zones. These heart rate zones include warm-up, fat burn, cardio, hard training, and max effort. This will allow you to train more efficiently and achieve more fitness goals.
More GPX Workouts Added
The route import feature was launched with Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, however, only cycling and hiking workouts are available. Now with One UI 5 Watch walking and running have been added. Users will also be able to access the GPX file folder directly from the Samsung Health app.
Improved Safety Tracking
Samsung has also improved safety feature as One UI 5 enables direct communication to a preset emergency contact to share the user’s location. Moreover, the user’s medical information will be immediately visible to a respondent once SOS is activated. In addition, fall detection is enabled by default for users over 55 years old.
Samsung states that One UI 5 will lunched with the Galaxy Watch 6 which is expected later this fall. However, for now, Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 users can start using One UI 5 beta via the Samsung member app.
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