Smartwatches that run Google’s Wear OS usually don’t have the luxury of getting their own unique flavour the way smartphones do. But with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and its Classic variant, the Korean tech giant has done just that. The result is the One UI Watch, the first of its kind, with likely more to come.
So what exactly are you getting with the One UI Watch, as compared to the standard Wear OS that it is based on? Overall, you can expect a more streamlined experience as you move between smartphone and smartwatch. As a result, the user experience with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic will feel a lot more like you are using a Galaxy smartphone. So stand out from the crowd with the new series of smartwatches from Samsung.
Uniting Smartphone And Smartwatch
On the surface, things should be familiar if you’ve used any of the previous generation Galaxy Watches before, or used previous versions of Wear OS. But if you’re already using the company’s other products, then it will be an even smoother experience.
After all, setting up the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series, and its new One UI Watch, is done via the Galaxy Wearable app, rather than the usual Wear OS companion app. Ditto any further customisation that you may want to do after that.
If you prefer, you can also have your Galaxy smartphone and the Galaxy Watch4 Series sync their app downloads and settings. This allows for both devices to always have their own version of your favourite apps when you download them, while also retaining your settings on both whenever you make changes on either.
And like your Galaxy smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 gets access to the usual suite of Galaxy apps, from Samsung Pay to the Bixby digital assistant. It’s pretty much the same story with commonly used Google apps, like Google Maps, and other third party apps that you can get from the Play Store like Spotify.
A More Seamless Galaxy Experience
This provides convenient access and a more seamless experience with your other Samsung devices. For one, if you’re also using a Galaxy Buds Live or a newer model, using the Galaxy Wearable app gets you access to Auto Switch and Buds Controller.
For instance, the former switches the primary device that’s connected to the TWS buds automatically, which is handy for when you need to answer a call on your Galaxy phone while listening to music from your Galaxy Watch4. The latter, as the name suggests, allows you to do things like turning on ANC or checking the battery level of your TWS buds from the Galaxy Watch4 Series directly, rather than adjusting from the phone.
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