The One UI 4.5 update has been intriguing Samsung users for a while. But, the update is rolling out soon, allowing Galaxy Watch users to get their hands on the latest features and refreshed software before the end of the year.
Good news for Galaxy Watch 4 and 4 Classic users, you’ll experience this update soon. Unfortunately, anyone using a Galaxy Watch 3 or previous models might have to wait a little longer to enjoy the new software.
Want to know more before you download the update? Keep reading for a closer look at the One UI 4.5 update features. You won’t be disappointed!
A New QWERTY Keyboard
One of the features that fans have been eyeing for a while is the QWERTY keyboard. For those who use their watch for emails, texts, and other messaging, a full QWERTY keyboard will be a much-needed release.
Though the Samsung Galaxy Watch offered easy typing solutions, nothing compares to the typical keyboard. The new update adds a full-typing experience, making messaging quicker and easier. Additional typing choices include dictation, swipe typing, and handwriting – with Samsung, the choice is yours.
This has been a long-awaited tool, as Apple released a QWERTY keyboard more than a year ago for the Apple Watch 7. We’re glad to see the Samsung Watch catching up.
Screen Color Adaptations
Samsung is also adding screen color adaptation features, allowing users to change the contrast and hue of the watch display. This is designed for those who experience difficulty distinguishing colors (such as the color blind). Accessibility is important, so it’s great to see developers addressing this issue.
Dual SIM Functionality
Another feature users can access with the One UI 4.5 update is dual SIM functionality. Watch owners can set their SIM on their smartphone, and the watch will sync to it. Users should note that the SIM must be set as a default, or the watch will ask about it each time. Remember to save yourself the hassle!
More Customizable Watch Faces
Who doesn’t love a personalized display? With this update, Samsung provides extra watch faces with new customizable features. Whether you have an aesthetic preference or wish to match your accessory with your outfit, the latest update provides a world of design opportunities.
Plus, users will be able to save new watch face connections to a ‘favorites list.’ Never lose a good design again!
Alongside new features, the One UI 4.5 Update also provides a range of bug fixes to allow for a smooth smartwatch experience. These include stabilizing touch performance, Bixby music fixes, improved watch face GUI, and more.
The Bottom Line
It seems that Samsung’s next update is focused on making the Galaxy Watch experience more accessible and customizable. This is music to our ears! When it comes to smartwatch design, a friendly user experience is one of the most essential aspects. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
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Last Updated on August 12, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.