On the eve of Google I/O, Korean Samsung showed a firmware update for the One UI 5 Watch, which is due to be released along with Wear OS 4 later this year. Samsung notes that the update was dedicated to improving three aspects: sleep tracking, physical activity, and security.
With the One UI 5 Watch update, the Galaxy watch should help users improve their night's sleep. To do this, we added a new Sleep Insights UI interface that displays the user's sleep analysis. Statistics include information about the last sleep session (including snoring data), blood oxygen levels, sleep phases, and a score on a 100-point scale.
The Sleep Coaching recommendation system will also be available on the watch. She suggests goals that should be achieved to improve sleep: for example, wake up at a certain time, avoid daytime sleep and stay mobile during the day. It is already available on Samsung smartphones, but now there are enough hours to work with it.
To increase the effectiveness of running workouts, the Heart Rate Zone metric has been added. In fact, these are the levels of difficulty of training, ranked from the first zone (warming up) up to the fifth (maximum load). All levels are customized to the capabilities of a particular user.
As for security, the updated SOS system can contact the rescue service itself and transmit data about the user: geolocation and health information. And for users over the age of 55, the fall detection feature will be enabled by default.
One UI 5 Watch will be available for beta testing on Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5, you can download the profile through the Samsung Members app. But the timing of beta testing and the release of stable firmware has not yet been disclosed.
It is noted that all Samsung watches that run on Wear OS will receive the update. These are the Galaxy Watch 4 and 4 Classic, as well as the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro. Plus, of course, the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Watch 6.