Samsung recently announced their upcoming smartwatches, revealing that the devices would be equipped with an updated version of their One UI 5 Watch wearable software. Initially, Samsung had mentioned that a beta version of One UI 5 Watch would be available for Watch 4 and Watch 5 devices, with sign-ups scheduled before the end of May. However, there appears to have been a change of plans, as the One UI 5 Watch beta has been delayed.
According to a moderator on the official Samsung Community forums, as reported by SamMobile, sign-ups for the One UI 5 Watch beta will not be accepted this month. The moderator, whose username was translated to “Beta operation manager” by Google, explained that the delay resulted from challenges encountered while implementing Wear OS 4. Nonetheless, Samsung is actively working to expedite the beta program and ensure its smooth operation.
Although the sign-up process has been pushed back, it is still possible that owners of Watch 4 and Watch 5 will have the opportunity to be among the first to experience One UI 5 Watch. Speculations suggest that the Galaxy Watch 6 series, which is expected to launch in late July alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5, will come preloaded with One UI 5 Watch. Considering the original plan to open the beta program by the end of May, there is a reasonable amount of time for Samsung to address any issues that led to the sign-up delay.
One UI 5 Watch promises to introduce several enhancements to Galaxy Watch devices. Notable features include more comprehensive insights into sleep patterns and a new Heart Rate Zone feature reminiscent of Fitbit, which assigns an intensity rating from 1 to 5 to your activities based on recorded heart rate data. These improvements aim to give users a richer and more personalized experience with their Galaxy Watches.