Samsung has officially started rolling out the One UI Watch 5 beta for Galaxy watches. On June 07, 2023, the company officially kicked off the One UI 5 Watch beta program for the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5, or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro smartwatch.
All you need to sign up for the One UI 5 Watch beta through the Samsung Members app. Open the app and tap on the banner for One UI Watch Beta Program, which can you tap and then follow instructions to enroll.
One UI Watch 5 beta program changelog
The Samsung One UI Watch 5 beta program is currently available in the US and South Korea. As per the changelog, the One UI 5 Watch 5 beta comes with 1.5+ GB of download size.
Record cycling workouts automatically
- Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
Get heart rate guidance
- Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
Keep your watch data safe
- Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.
- You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
Dictate text with the Home button
- Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
Use multiple timers at once
- You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.
Share your medical info in an emergency
- A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.
- Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
Control your watch without touching it
- Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.
Organize apps in folders
- Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.