Samsung officially introduced its new Galaxy Watch operating system – One UI 5 Watch update with new features. The latest One UI 5 Watch comes with improved sleep management and fitness features.
The One UI 5 Watch will be available in May 2023 via the beta program. Samsung confirms the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 Series users will be able to join the beta program via the Members app. The stable version will be available in the second half of 2023.
One UI 5 Watch Features
Enhanced sleep management features
Users can now check the various tips for sound sleep provided through existing Galaxy smartphones on the Galaxy Watch. For example, avoid caffeine intake 6 hours before bedtime, and sun view in the morning.
In addition, the intuitively improved ‘ Sleep Insight UI (User Interface)’ places the user’s sleep score at the top of the screen to show the previous night’s sleep time and sleep quality at a glance .
Personalized fitness features
In Samsung One UI 5 Watch you will get a personalized exercise guide based on the user’s heart rate zone. You can individually check the cardiorespiratory capacity with the Galaxy Watch, and when the user runs for 10 minutes, the maximum oxygen intake (VO2 max) and personalized heart rate intervals based on aerobic and anaerobic thresholds are set.
- Warm up
- Fat burn
- Max. effort
Also, the GPX (GPS Exchange Format) route guidance function available through the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Running and walking have been added to existing exercise types such as hiking and cycling, allowing users to more conveniently check their location while exercising .
Enhanced Safety Features
Samsung also improved the emergency SOS feature. A function has been added to connect to an emergency number such as 119 when an emergency situation occurs and the user presses the home button of the Galaxy Watch five times in a row and determines whether or not to connect the call.