Samsung has announced that it is rolling out a new update to its older Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active that brings key features of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 to both the smartwatches. The company is bringing features including enhanced Samsung Health features, Bixby features, and customization options to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active 2.
To start with, the latest update brings enhanced Bixby features. With this, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active customers can use Bixby Voice to start an exercise routine, find out time differences between places, and control SmartThings ecosystem. The Bixby Voice feature also supports different languages including British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The update also adds customisable Watch faces to both the smartwatches. Users will now have access to 24 new sub-dials and complications. It also adds My Style feature to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active as well.
The update also improves the user interface. With this, icons for in-use apps have been moved to the bottom of the watch face and the current time will now always be displayed on-screen when the stopwatch app is in use or users are on a call. Users can also customise the icons in the quick panel and the update brings new emojis with diverse skin tones. For Galaxy Watch Active users, a new Touch Bezel interface is included in the upgrade, allowing users to navigate using finger swipe actions around the bezel.
The latest update also brings new capabilities for Samsung Health. Users can now keep track of their fitness goals through the Daily Active feature. One can also keep a tap on track lap times while running or cycling. Lastly, the Galaxy Watch now supports a Low Heart Rate Alert.