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Update: February 9
Samsung has now started rolling out the major software update to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic smartwatches in Europe. The release carrier build version, ending EVA8, however, you can check out all the new features and changes below.
Original Article: February 7
Samsung launched the Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 lineup alongside the Galaxy S21 series. This premium smartwatch series will get a big firmware update with additional watch faces and improvements for health and wellness features, starting Galaxy Unpacked 2022.
As per the official info, Samsung will start rolling out a big update to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic owners, bringing new improvements like advanced interval training designed for any cyclist or runner, a new sleep coaching program and new body composition1 insights.
Aside from this, the company also disclosed that the Galaxy Watch 4 users will now have even more ways to customize their look with new & upgraded watch faces and a new line of stylish straps. However, the new watch straps will be available to purchase later this month.
Let’s talk about the upcoming features.
Motivation To Move
First of all, the next Galaxy Watch update for body composition will give users even more insight into their health progress. In addition, the Samsung Health app will also provide body composition insights powered by Centr.
Centr is a digital fitness program curated by Chris Hemsworth, to help users transform their health, fitness, and mindset. Besides, the Galaxy Watch 4 owners will get a 30-day trial for full and unrestricted access to Centr.
Samsung’s new interval target feature for runners and cyclists lets them pre-set the duration, distance, and number of sets for their workout whether they are just looking to get active or training for an upcoming race.
From there, the Galaxy Watch 4 guides them via a custom intensity training session with a series of high-intensity workouts incorporated with low-intensity workouts to make an impactful and targeted workout every time.
- Samsung is also continuing its collaboration with apps like Adidas Running and Strava.
Work Towards a Better Night’s Sleep
Building on Galaxy Watch4’s robust sleep tracking capabilities, the new sleep coaching program helps users develop better sleep habits. By tracking sleep patterns over seven days and completing two related sleep surveys, the program assigns one of eight sleep symbol animals representing the user’s sleep type.
Then, it will guide users through a four to a five-week coaching program that includes missions, checklists, sleep-related articles, meditation guidance, and regular reports to support users as they work towards improving their sleep quality.
When it comes to waking up refreshed, a peaceful and quiet environment is key to achieving a healthy rest as well. Galaxy Watch4 recognizes when users fall asleep and automatically turns off Samsung SmartThings enabled lights to help create better sleeping conditions.
Deeper Insights for a Healthier Heart
Combined with the advanced BioActive Sensor technology and Samsung Health Monitor app,6 Galaxy Watch4 measures both blood pressure7 (BP) and electrocardiogram8 (ECG), allowing users to monitor their heart health anytime and from anywhere.
- Since the first introduction in 2020, the Samsung Health Monitor app is currently available in 43 markets globally, expanding to 11 more in March, including Canada, Vietnam, and South Africa.
Greater Selection of Matching Straps and Watch Faces
The new Galaxy Watch 4 update makes the wearable experience even better, from the inside out. Users can further customize their watch face with additional colors and digital clock fonts that make the watch truly their own.
Also, new strap colors such as burgundy and cream, and the new fabric band and link bracelet will be available for a more personalized look.
Android compatibility expansion
In 2021, Samsung and Google introduced co-developed Wear OS™ Powered by Samsung, bringing smoother connections across Android devices and seamless access to more apps via Google Play including Google Maps, Google Pay and YouTube Music.
Coming soon through an additional update, users will be able to stream music over Wi-Fi or LTE from the YouTube Music app on their Galaxy Watch 4. This means that users can leave their phones behind and still enjoy their favorite artists as they work out on the go.
Additionally, Google Assistant will be available on the Galaxy Watch 4 series in the coming months. With access to both Bixby and Google Assistant, consumers will be equipped with advanced voice assistant functionality to meet their various needs.
Users can also now install their favorite smartphone apps on their Galaxy Watch 4 during initial setup with one tap, creating a seamless experience across devices right out of the box.
Source – Samsung