Samsung has announced a new software update for the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active that will bring some of the features from the Galaxy Watch Active2 to these smartwatches.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 was announced by Samsung in early August with ECG and improved health tracking capabilities.
The software update will provide Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active users with access to more customizable watch faces. The watches will gain access to 24 new sub-dials and complications which will be in addition to the 17 that are already available.
There will also be a new My Style feature that will allow users to create their own watch faces.
The UX has also been improved with a variety of new diverse new emoji, clearer and improved graphics UI, easily customizable quick panel, and more. Icons for apps that are in use have been moved to the bottom of the watch faces for easier accessibility.
The update will add the Galaxy Watch Active2's Touch Bezel feature to the Galaxy Watch Active as well. This will further simplify the entire navigation process on the wearable.
The health tracking aspect of the wearables has also been improved as a part of the update. With the Daily Active feature, users can keep track of their daily fitness goals along with their lap times while running or cycling. The heart rate monitoring feature has also been improved and a new Low Heart Rate alert option has been added to the Galaxy Watch.
The improved Bixby that was first seen on the Galaxy Watch Active2 will also make its way to the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active with the update. Using the improved Bixby Voice, one can start exercise tracking, find out the time differences between two places, control SmartThings ecosystem products, and more.
It will also support more languages including British English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Samsung will start rolling out the new software update for the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active starting today on a region-by-region basis.