Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, its newest Wear OS smartwatches, with One UI Watch 4.5, which is based on Wear OS 3.5. The upgrade for the Galaxy Watch 4 series, which included various new capabilities to the previous smartwatches, was tested by the business soon after the debut. Samsung is finally releasing One UI Watch 4.5 on the stable channel for the Galaxy Watch 4 range after releasing six One UI Watch 4.5 beta upgrades.
Yesterday, Samsung formally declared the One UI Watch Beta programme to be over and stated that there will be no further beta upgrades. Galaxy Watch 4 customers have already begun getting the stable update, despite the fact that the article on the Samsung Community forum announcing this change did not mention a steady rollout (firmware version GVH2).
You should receive it on your Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in the next few days since Samsung will probably send it out progressively. Here is a brief recap of all the new features in One UI Watch 4.5, in case you missed it when we previously covered it.
One UI Watch 4.5 for the Galaxy Watch 4 series now has new functions.
The new QWERTY keyboard in One UI Watch 4.5 is a significant improvement over the T-9 keyboard that Samsung originally included with the watches. It also supports swipe input. As a result, you are no longer need to download the Gboard app on your wristwatch in order to improve your typing experience. When you don’t feel like swiping on the watch’s screen to make a quick reply, the new QWERTY keyboard now supports dictation and handwritten input.
One UI Watch 4.5 adds dual-SIM compatibility to the older Wear OS smartwatches in addition to the new QWERTY keyboard. If your Galaxy smartphone has dual-SIM functionality, you may select a preferred SIM and it will immediately sync with your Galaxy Watch 4. While placing phone calls from the watch, you will also have the choice of viewing the active SIM on the device itself and selecting between the two.
Additionally, the Galaxy Watch 4 series now has enhanced watch face customizability thanks to One UI Watch 4.5. This allows you to put your preferred watch face in a variety of colour schemes with numerous complications to the favourites list for quicker access.
Last but not least, the update comes with a few accessibility features that enable you to change the colour and contrast, lessen transparency and blur effects, and turn off all animations. You will now have access to enhanced sound balance and touch interaction options thanks to the new accessibility features.