- Samsung has announced the all-new One UI Watch interface
- It offers a unified experience between Tizen OS and Wear OS.
- The upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 is likely to launch as the first One UI Watch device
Samsung One UI Watch has been announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021 tech show. One UI Watch is an unified version of Samsung’s Tizen OS for smartwatches and Google’s Wear OS. The South Korean company confirmed that it will be holding an Unpacked event later this year to launch the first One UI Watch powered smartwatch.
Rumours suggest that the Galaxy Watch 4 will be the first Samsung smartwatch to feature the One UI Watch interface. It is likely to launch along with Samsung’s other upcoming devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 In August.
Samsung One UI Watch: top features
According to Samsung, One UI Watch users who install watch-compatible apps on their smartphones will also be able to access these on their smartwatch. If a clock is customised to show the time of different cities on the phone, the same will be reflected on the watch. If a user blocks a call or message on a watch, they will be blocked on the connected smartphone as well.
Uses of Galaxy Watch with One UI Watch will be able to download and install popular third-party apps from the Google Play Store. Previously, Samsung smartwatches running Tizen OS did not provide users access to popular apps. One UI Watch users on the other hand will be able to install apps like Google Maps, YouTube Music, Spotify, Adidas Running, GOLFBUDDY, Smart Cradle, Strava, Swim.com, Calm, and Sleep Cycle on their smartwatch.
The new UI also includes a new watch face design tool that will allow Android developers to build their own watch faces. This will provide Galaxy Watch users with more options to customise their smartwatches.
Galaxy Watch 4 specifications and features (rumoured)
The Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to arrive in 40mm and 40mm sizes. It is rumoured to offer features like Gorilla Glass DX+ protection for the display, 5ATM water-resistance, and MIL-STD-810G durability. It is tipped to arrive with other features like GPS, an SpO2 sensor, heart rate tracker, and a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) sensor for tracking body composition. It may arrive in multiple colours like black, silver, dark green, and rose gold.