Samsung announces a new update for the Galaxy Watch 4, giving owners new health features, improved watch faces, and an improved setup process. Additionally, Samsung provides an update on the availability of Google Assistant, which it mocked after the watch was launched.
With this new update, Samsung has partnered with Chris Hemsworth’s Fitness Center to provide deeper insights into body composition. These ideas will be available in the Samsung Health app and powered by Centr, while Samsung is also giving users a free 30-day trial of the full Centr app. In addition, the Galaxy Watch 4 receives new target interval training which is ideal for runners and cyclists.
Additionally, Samsung is promoting better sleep with a new sleep training program that will assess your sleep throughout the week and assign you a sleep symbol animal based on your patterns. From there, the app will guide you on ways to improve your sleep habits, and the Galaxy Watch 4 will be able to automatically turn off lights controlled by SmartThings if it detects you’ve fallen asleep.
Samsung is also releasing new watch faces and watch straps so owners can gain new ways to customize their watches. The bands will be available for purchase in late February.
When it comes to setting up the new Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung simplifies the process a bit by letting you select which apps to install, similar to the setup process on many of the best Android phones.
However, the most exciting news is that Samsung is still committed to bringing Google Assistant to the Galaxy Watch 4. This is good news for those who prefer the default Google Assistant over Bixby. The company was upset about its availability after the launch of the Galaxy Watch 4, but months later, we still haven’t seen it yet. However, Samsung says it will be available “in the coming months”, so we’ll have to wait a little longer.
Finally, another update will soon allow users to stream YouTube music over Wi-Fi and LTE. Currently, the Wear OS app can only stream downloaded content for offline listening, so this should give users more flexibility.
Galaxy Watch 4 owners will receive the new health-focused software update on February 9, the same day as the Galaxy Unpacked event.
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Being the Wear OS 3 smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best wearables you can buy. It’s fast, comes with a bunch of health and fitness tracking features, and apparently works with your Galaxy smartphone.
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