Samsung believes in putting the very best mobile experiences in the hands of as many people as possible, including our commitment to provide ongoing software support for previous Galaxy Watch models. That’s why we announced today that One UI 4 is available to bring an enhanced mobile experience to Galaxy users. And now, starting November 15, owners of Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2, and Galaxy Watch3 can enjoy new features and a range of new watch faces to personalize their smartwatch experience with a new software update1.

Here are some of the features you can look forward to.

Get help with advanced fall detection whether you’re moving or standing still

Fall Detection is designed to identify hard falls when the wearer moves, such as during physical activities such as running. The new update for Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 gives you the option to select a higher sensitivity for fall detection – you can even choose to detect a fall when standing still. As soon as a fall is detected, your watch sends an SOS notification to pre-selected contacts so that the wearer can get the help they need as quickly as possible. This makes it easier to protect both yourself and your more vulnerable loved ones

Workout with friends using updated group challenge

Group Challenge allows you to train with friends no matter how far apart you are – and helps you stay motivated and connected by exercising together. With the new update, you can now add your friends or family members to a challenge and battle it out to see who can get the furthest or fastest, either as a team or individually against each other. Keep track of your own place in the league or see how you perform as a team – all from your wrist.

Get a more holistic view of your health

The Galaxy Watch series has introduced a comprehensive suite of advanced health features – from heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring to sleep and stress management.3 Plus, with breakthrough blood pressure (BP) monitoring4 and electrocardiogram (ECG)5 in select markets, Galaxy Watch users can benefit of accurate health monitoring and gain deeper insight into their overall health through the Samsung Health Monitor app.

Currently available in a total of 42 markets, the Samsung Health Monitor app6 was recently launched on the Galaxy Watch4 in four new markets – Australia, Azerbaijan, Paraguay and Georgia – and has since expanded to the Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3.

The perfect watch face for you

Watch faces are a fun and easy way to make your Galaxy Watch reflect your personal style. Now you can enjoy 10 additional watch faces that were first launched with the Galaxy Watch4. From the bright and bold Big Number and Active dials to the stylish and minimalist Classic – more options mean more freedom to express yourself.

Some of the new watch faces are designed to allow you to take personalization a step further. Tapping on this watch face allows you to choose between different background or text colors while the Animals watch face allows you to choose between various colorful animated creatures such as a monkey, rabbit, sheep or cat.

1 Availability may vary by market, device or operator. The update will be available on Bluetooth versions initially and will be rolled out to LTE versions later. Requires the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app and Galaxy Watch plugin.

2 The fall detection feature is available on Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch4. A network connection is required to alert an emergency contact. GPS accuracy can be affected by obstacles to the satellite signal, such as buildings.

3 These features are for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in the detection, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or disease. The availability of these features may vary by market or device.

4 The Blood Pressure feature is only available in certain markets. To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device using a traditional blood pressure cuff every four weeks. The BP app cannot diagnose hypertension or other conditions or check for signs of a heart attack. This app can only be used for measuring 22 years and older. It is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.

5 The EKG function is only available in certain markets. The EKG app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The EKG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation or users under the age of 22. Users should not interpret the output of the device or take clinical action without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.

6 Availability may vary by market. Available on Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch4. Requires a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Android 7 or later, and the Samsung Health Monitor app available only on the Samsung Galaxy app store. Due to country restrictions in obtaining approval/registration as a medical device, the Samsung Health Monitor app only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the countries where the service is currently available.

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