Samsung will open a One UI Watch beta program

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic on a table.

Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority

TL;DR

  • Samsung will launch a One UI Watch beta program on June 2, 2022.
  • The program will be open in South Korea only at first but will likely expand to other countries.
  • As with regular One UI betas, you’ll need to sign up through the Samsung Members app.

For a long time now, Samsung has offered sneak peeks at upcoming software changes on its smartphones through a beta program. You sign up with your smartphone and then gain access to early software. You can then provide feedback to Samsung about what works and what doesn’t.

The forum post details how the program will work. Essentially, it’s the same setup as with One UI betas for smartphones. First, you sign up for the beta within the Samsung Members app on your phone. Once accepted, your Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (the only wearables with access to the program) will receive an over-the-air update with the beta software. You install that on your watch and then operate things as normal. If you come across any bugs, you can let Samsung know about them.

Usually, Samsung launches the very latest version of its software out-of-the-box with its newest hardware. In theory, the latest One UI Watch should land on the rumored Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. So this beta program could give you a sneak peek at features to come.

Remember that One UI Watch is based on Wear OS, which is jointly maintained by Google and Samsung. It’s possible the beta could have new Wear OS features as well. We’ll keep you posted once we gain access to the beta.

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