Samsung recently launched the first-ever public beta test build for its Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic smartwatches, available for users in South Korea and the United States only. Those who have enrolled their wearables have received the first beta build, dubbed One UI Watch 4.5, which is based on Wear OS 3.5 (up from 3.2).
This update includes a dual-SIM user interface, better alerts with subtext field support, and improvements to the built-in keyboard, including voice input and handwriting support. There are also more alarm-setting choices. In the gallery, we’ve included some of the new watch faces that were released in this beta build.
How To Enroll In The Beta Program
To join the beta program, simply open the Samsung Members app on a Samsung phone that is linked to the watch and sign in with the same Samsung account on both the phone and the watch. You’ll then see a banner inside the Members app advertising the beta program if you’re in an eligible zone. Then it’s only a matter of registering and waiting to be admitted. You’ll receive the first beta build as a software update for your watch once you’ve been accepted into the beta program.
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It’s unclear how long this beta program will last before Samsung decides to send out a similar update to all devices irrespective of the region. There’s no word on whether the watch will be getting more beta builds in the future.