Technically, today, May 31st, is the last day for the company to fulfill its promise, but it seems unlikely that it will be able to do so. Samsung has not released any statements regarding the new start dates of the beta program. It's worth noting that the Samsung One UI 5 Watch is expected to be released in conjunction with the official launch of the Galaxy Watch 6 at the end of July.
The One UI 5 Watch represents a crucial step forward in the development of Samsung's proprietary interface for its wearables, building on the success of previous versions. The new UI promises to bring significant updates to key aspects of the smartwatch user experience, including sleep tracking, expanded fitness functions, and an improved system for SOS and fall detection. Here's a summary of the most anticipated updates:
Specifically, the One UI 5 Watch leverages the full potential of Wear OS 4, announced at this year's Google I/O, to offer a more comprehensive sleep tracking feature. The new Sleep Insights interface provides users with advanced information about their sleep habits, including a sleep score and important metrics such as blood oxygen levels, snoring data, and sleep phases.
In terms of fitness, the update introduces personalized Heart Rate Zones based on users' basic and variable metrics such as fitness level and age. These zones, already seen on other devices, consist of five levels and indicate the intensity of the workout based on the user's heart rate, with each zone corresponding to a different benefit.
In addition, as previously mentioned, the update improves the fall detection system and will be activated by default for all users aged 55 and above. An updated SOS system allows for direct communication and sends location data to emergency phone numbers. Finally, the update is expected to introduce the new Material You aesthetic principles to more elements of the interface, such as tiles and proprietary applications.
At present, there is no news about when the Samsung One UI 5 Watch beta program will begin. We willkeep you updated if any new information emerges.
Written by Matteo