Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active alongside the S10 earlier this year, positively shocked us with an excellent all-round wearable product. It’s the first Tizen watch to introduce Samsung’s new OneUI, which has since made its way to the other smartwatches within the firm’s lineup. Now, the Active is first in line to obtain another software update and with a slew of new capabilities such as a night mode, automatic swimming recognition, a brand new low heart rate alert, improved Bixby actions, and a few general UX enhancements.
Let’s get Samsung’s voice assistant everyone likes to hate out of the way first. It now lets you begin customized exercise routines with specific objectives and provides you the long-awaited ability to ask for the time differences between cities. The update must also make it easier to control SmartThings gadgets and change system settings such as brightness.
Continuing to UI enhancements, Tizen will get a new Goodnight Mode, which turns off the display at night and shows you a dedicated watch face with the press of a button. You may turn off notifications altogether while on this mode, or you may customize which notifications you’d nonetheless like to receive.
The App Tray has been updated to take away the dial-inspired interface, providing you horizontal swipes via pages of apps as an alternative. With the Watch Active not having a rotating bezel, this makes sense.
On the health front, the watch provides automatic swimming recognition to the existing six actions it might detect earlier than. Moreover, you can now set up custom low heart rate alerts alongside the present high warnings. In case your pulse is abnormal for more than 10 minutes, you’ll obtain a notification. The breathing information additionally received some minor UX updates and may aid you to calm down more efficiently.