One UI Watch: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Samsung unveiled the One UI Watch at the first four-day virtual event of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021 in Barcelona. One UI Watch is a skin from Samsung that is supposed to appear on smartwatches running Wear OS 3.0.

In case you didn’t know, Wear OS 3.0 is the upcoming version of Wear OS that was announced by Google at Google I / O 2021. Then Google confirmed that it is developing Wear OS 3.0 in partnership with Samsung to bring you One UI on the next generation of Samsung smartwatches (not Tizen).

As of right now, One UI Watch is expected to debut with the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4.

Now, let’s get to some of the features announced by Samsung on the One UI Watch.

Samsung One UI Watch Features

Google Play Store integration

During the MWC event in Barcelona, ​​Samsung announced that users could download apps from the Google Play Store instead of downloading them from the Galaxy Store. It’s simply the biggest announcement and a relief for users who have complained about the unavailability of third-party apps in the currently running Tizen OS and Galaxy App Store.

Automatic app installation

With One UI Watch, Samsung has created a seamless connectivity experience between smartwatch and Android smartphones. To the exampleIf an app compatible with your smartwatch is installed on your Android smartphone, One UI Watch will automatically install it on your smartwatch for you.

Integration of mirroring tools

Samsung also mentioned that it wants to replicate things you see on your Galaxy smartphones on the smartwatch. Remember, if you have multiple time zones set on your smartphone, this will also be shown on your watch. That’s not all, the One UI Watch’s settings menu has been redesigned to sync it with your Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The company also mentioned that blocked contact numbers on your smartphone will remain blocked on your smartwatch as well.

Watchface editor

As for the watch face, Samsung has unveiled a new developer software kit designed to help create a variety of new watch faces that will be available to the entire Samsung community. It is also said that this tool is easy to use and will eventually help developers create brand new watch faces quickly.

One UI Watch release date

So far, Samsung has not announced a release date for the One UI Watch. However, rumors have it that it can be released at any time in early August this year.

No doubt it’s a big announcement from Samsung and we look forward to it. Let us know which of the features you liked the most in our comments section below. If you missed Samsung’s full announcement at the MWC 2021 virtual event, Click here.

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