One UI 5 Watch beta is delayed for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5 users.
June 1, 2023
Samsung recently announced that the release of its One UI 5 Watch beta has been postponed, and there is currently no specific timeframe for its rollout. Earlier this year, the company revealed its plans to develop One UI 5 Watch and stated that the software’s beta version would be available to compatible models in May. The One UI Watch beta program was initially launched last year for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 lineups.
The news of the delay was reported today by a Beta Operation Manager on Samsung’s South Korean forums. According to the post (as cited by SamMobile), the postponement of the One UI 5 Watch beta release is attributed to an issue with Google’s Wear OS 4.0 release schedule, and it was described as “unavoidable.” The post also shared an apology to all Galaxy Watch users who have been eagerly awaiting the availability of the update this month. Additionally, the company assured users that it will make efforts to roll out the software as soon as possible for compatible devices.
There is no specific release date for the One UI 5 Watch beta in South Korea and other parts of the world. However, it is possible that the beta version could be released before the rumored announcement of the Galaxy Watch 6 series in July. Initially, the update is expected to be available for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, with a wider release planned later this year.
Samsung has introduced numerous features for One UI 5 Watch, primarily focusing on health, wellness, and safety. One notable feature is the Personalized Heart Rate Zone, which provides real-time heart rate analysis during running. Other features include the ability to download GPX files from the Samsung Health app, an improved Sleep Insights user interface for better sleep tracking, access to Samsung’s Sleep Coaching from the watch, and the activation of Fall Detection for older users by default.