Samsung announced some good news for Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3 users in the form of a software update. The company is rolling out One UI to these devices along with improved battery and health features. Samsung says that One UI brings a cleaner and more simplistic interface, designed to eliminate unnecessary distractions or visual clutter for easier to read, easier to navigate and more comfortable usability.
The updated graphics now include bright and vibrant animations when a user earns an achievement, for a more visual experience. One UI on the smartwatch delivers a stylized interface that is synchronized with One UI on Galaxy smartphones, featuring more “harmonious colors” and layouts across devices. Basically, the company is trying to streamline its ecosystem to be more cohesive.
The update also delivers more streamlined and visual settings, allowing users easier customization and control over their device. The updated interface features new advanced settings, including enabling/disabling Touch wake-up, controlling the frequency and timing of Daily briefing updates and turning on/off Goodnight mode depending on the user’s personal sleeping habits.
Users can also download a wide variety of new watch face designs, previously available only on Galaxy Watch Active, from the Galaxy Store to customize their device.Samsung
The new health and fitness features include displaying your daily activities, streamlining your workout tracking, and monitoring your health and well being better. Battery optimization is also making its way into this One UI update. This should give you better performance from your watch as well as longer use by auto-closing background apps and amending settings that will drain battery life.
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