Galaxy Watch 4 and 5: How to Install One UI 6 Beta

Galaxy Watch 4 and 5
Learn how to enroll in the One UI 6 beta program for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and 5, explore new wellness and fitness features, and ensure a seamless update process.

Samsung has initiated the One UI 6 Watch beta program, a pre-release opportunity for Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 users to experience the latest updates powered by Wear OS. Here’s a detailed guide on how you can participate and what new features you can expect.

Enrolling in One UI 6 Watch Beta

To get started with the One UI 6 beta on your Galaxy Watch 4 or 5, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Samsung Members App: This app is available on the Galaxy Store or Google Play Store. Install it on your smartphone that is paired with your Galaxy Watch.
  2. Registration: Open the Samsung Members app, log in with your Samsung Account, and navigate to the home banner or notices section where you’ll find the “Registration for One UI Beta Program” option.
  3. Software Update: After registration, go to your watch’s settings via the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone, then navigate to ‘Settings > Software update > Download and install’ to update to the beta software.

Features to Explore

The One UI 6 Watch beta brings several enhancements focusing on health and wellness:

  • Enhanced Sleep AI Algorithm: New sleep tracking features include detailed insights such as sleep latency, heart rate during sleep, and respiratory rates.
  • Fitness Enhancements: For athletes, updates like the Aerobic Threshold (AT) and Anaerobic Threshold (AnT) Heart Rate Zone metrics have been introduced for more effective training sessions.
  • Personalized Wellness Tips: The update provides tailored health guidance, helping users achieve personal health goals with motivational tips and insights.

Important Notes

  • Backup Your Data: Before installing any beta software, it’s advisable to back up your data as beta versions can sometimes be unstable.
  • Beta Availability: The One UI 6 Watch beta program is currently available in select regions including the United States and South Korea, with plans to expand to other countries.
  • Feedback and Reporting: Participants are encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences and any issues encountered through the Samsung Members app.

This beta program not only offers a sneak peek at the new features but also allows users to contribute to the final, more stable release of the software by reporting bugs and suggesting improvements.

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James Williams

James W. is a software engineer turned journalist. He focuses on software updates, cybersecurity, and the digital world. With a background in Computer Science, he brings a deep understanding of software ecosystems. James is also a competitive gamer and loves to attend tech meetups.