Samsung Galaxy Watch5 update

Today Samsung announced One UI 5 Watch with several new features including Sleep Insights, Personalized Heart Rate Zone and various fitness and safety features. Find the full list of new features below.

  • The new Sleep Insights UI displays the user’s sleep score to provide a clearer snapshot of the prior night’s rest, followed by related metrics like sleep phases, snoring hours and blood oxygen levels. The Sleep Coaching feature is now fully accessible directly on Galaxy Watch as well as a paired phone.
  • Once the user’s Galaxy Watch detects that they have fallen asleep, SmartThings lets the user switch off their connected devices to create a more conducive environment for rest. Sleep Mode swiftly mutes notifications and dims the user’s phone and watch screens, and One UI 5 Watch builds on this feature by now utilizing an infrared sensor rather than a green LED light to further minimize distractions.
  • Personalized Heart Rate Zone is now available in real-time running analysis and a customized interval training program. This feature analyzes individual physical capabilities and sets five optimal workout intensity levels (warm-up, fat burn, cardio, hard-training and max. effort).
  • Galaxy Watch Pro will have an expanded Route Workout — which now supports running and walking alongside previously available hiking and cycling route options. Galaxy Watch Pro users can also search and access the GPX File Database directly via Samsung Health app, and receive recommendations on new routes based on inputs like location, time, rating or popularity.
  • Updates to the SOS feature enable direct communication to an emergency service number to relay information on the wearer’s location, and also allow immediate access to the wearer’s Medical Information once an SOS is activated.
  • In addition, Fall Detection is now activated by default for users of advanced ages to help lower the risk of emergencies.

One UI 5 Watch will be available first on the upcoming Galaxy Watch series later this year. Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 series users in the U.S. and Korea can now register for the beta program starting in May.