The Samsung update brings some Galaxy Watch 4 features to older smartwatches

Along with the release of its One UI 4.0 update, Samsung has unveiled new Galaxy Watch software that brings features from its latest Watch 4 model to four older smartwatches, Sammobile has reviewed. Owners of Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 are ready to take advantage of the new release.

With the Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung introduced drop detection with multiple levels of sensitivity and the ability to enable detection even when standing still. It will also send an SOS alert to approved contacts. This update is now available on Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, but not the older Galaxy Watch / Watch Active models.

Owners of all four watches, however, will benefit from 10 new dials, first launched with the Galaxy Watch 4, which offer additional customization options (text colors, backgrounds) or even different animated creatures on one. Other features include an updated group challenge in the Train with Friends feature and more accurate health monitoring. The update arrives today in the US and Korea and will follow in other regions later.

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