Samsung Electronics today announced a new update to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, continuing its commitment to helping users reach their health and wellness goals and express their personal style. Users can expect new improvements like advanced interval training designed for any cyclist or runner, a new sleep coaching program and new body composition1 insights. Galaxy Watch4 users will now have even more ways to customize their look with upgraded watch faces, and a new line of stylish straps.
“We understand the growing needs of smartwatch users, and are committed to guiding our Galaxy Watch4 series community on their unique wellness journeys with our latest update,” said Janghyun Yoon, Executive Vice President and Head of Software Platform at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to continue this effort as part of our wider initiative to redefine holistic wellness through expanded experiences and new innovations.”
Motivation To Move
The latest body composition update gives users even more insight into their health progress. Samsung Health will also be providing body composition insights powered by Centr,2 a digital fitness program curated by Chris Hemsworth, to help users transform their health, fitness and mindset. In addition, Galaxy Watch4 users will receive a 30-day trial3 for full and unrestricted access to Centr.
Whether you’re just looking to get active or training for an upcoming race, Samsung’s new interval target feature for runners and cyclists lets them pre-set the duration, distance and number of sets for their workout. From there, Galaxy Watch4 guides them through a custom intensity training session with a series of high-intensity workouts interspersed with low-intensity workouts, making for an impactful and targeted workout every time.
We are continuing our collaboration with top-ranked apps4 like adidas Running and Strava to help users power through their exercise.
Work Towards a Better Night’s Sleep
Building on Galaxy Watch4’s robust sleep tracking capabilities, the new sleep coaching program helps users develop better sleep habits. By tracking sleep patterns over seven days and completing two related sleep surveys, the program assigns one of eight sleep symbol animals representing the user’s sleep type. Then, it will guide users through a four to five week coaching program that includes missions, checklists, sleep-related articles, meditation guidance and regular reports to support users as they work towards improving their sleep quality.
When it comes to waking up refreshed, a peaceful and quiet environment is key to achieving a healthy rest as well. Galaxy Watch4 recognizes when users fall asleep and automatically turns off Samsung SmartThings enabled lights to help create better sleeping conditions.5
Deeper Insights for a Healthier Heart
Combined with the advanced BioActive Sensor technology and Samsung Health Monitor app,6 Galaxy Watch4 measures both blood pressure7 (BP) and electrocardiogram8 (ECG), allowing users to monitor their heart health anytime and from anywhere. Since the first introduction in 2020, Samsung Health Monitor app is currently available in 43 markets globally, expanding to 11 more in March, including Canada, Vietnam and South Africa.
Greater Selection of Matching Straps and Watch Faces
The new Galaxy Watch4 update makes the wearable experience even better, from the inside out. Users can further customize their watch face with additional colors and digital clock fonts that make the watch truly their own. Also, new strap colors9 such as burgundy and cream, and the new fabric band and link bracelet will be available for a more personalized look.
Committed to Expanding Compatibility Within the Android Ecosystem
In 2021, Samsung and Google introduced co-developed Wear OS™ Powered by Samsung, bringing smoother connections across Android devices and seamless access to more apps via Google Play including Google Maps, Google Pay and YouTube Music. Coming soon through an additional update, users will be able to stream music over Wi-Fi or LTE from the YouTube Music app on their Galaxy Watch4. This means that users can leave their phone behind and still enjoy their favorite artists as they work out on-the-go.
Additionally, Google Assistant will be available on Galaxy Watch4 series in the coming months. With access to both Bixby and Google Assistant, consumers will be equipped with advanced voice assistant functionality to meet their various needs.
Users can also now install their favorite smartphone apps10 on their Galaxy Watch4 during initial setup with one tap, creating a seamless experience across devices right out of the box.
This software update will be available via the Galaxy Wearable app for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic starting the day of the Unpacked – February 10th KST. Users can purchase the new watch straps beginning late February.
To learn more about Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic,13 please visit:
Galaxy Watch4: www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch4
Galaxy Watch4 Classic: www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch4-classic
1 Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for the user’s personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice. Do not measure your body composition if you have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices. Do not measure your body composition if you are pregnant. Measurement results may not be accurate if you are under 20 years old. Availability of this feature may vary by market.
2 Insights powered by Centr will only be available in English at launch.
3 30-day free trial offer is available for new Centr customers signed up through Samsung Health on Centr.com only. Subscriptions are charged after the 30-day free trial has ended and will auto-renew at the end of each subscription period. Customers can cancel auto-renew at any time.
4 Downloadable via Google Play Store. Availability may vary by market.
5 Requires the latest versions of Samsung Clock mobile app (v. 126.96.36.199), Samsung SmartThings mobile app (v. 188.8.131.52) and SmartThings Framework mobile app (v1.4.1). Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings.
6 Requires Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with Android 7 or later and Samsung Health Monitor app which is available only at the Samsung Galaxy app store. Due to country restrictions in acquiring approval/registration as a medical device, Samsung Health Monitor app only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the countries where service is currently available.
7 The Blood Pressure feature is only available in select markets, not available in the US. To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff. The BP app cannot diagnose hypertension, other conditions, or check for signs of a heart attack. It is not meant to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.
8 The ECG feature is only available in select markets. The ECG app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation or users under 22 years old. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.
9 Sold separately. Availability may vary by market.
10 Limited to watch-compatible apps downloaded via Google Play Store. Requires the latest version of Google Play Store on your connected device.
11 Availability may vary by market or carrier. The update will initially be available on Bluetooth versions, and will roll out to LTE versions later.
12 App update requires smartphone running Android 8.0 or higher with more than 1.5GB of RAM and the latest version of Samsung Health mobile app (v.6.21)
13 All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.
— via (Samsung Newsroom)