Samsung new update to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic

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Samsung Electronics Singapore 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 programme, and new body composition[1] insights. Galaxy Watch4 users will now have even more ways to customise and integrate their Galaxy experience with upgraded watch faces on the Galaxy Watch4 Series and seamless sync with their Galaxy devices.

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 programme curated by Chris Hemsworth, to help users transform their health, fitness and mindset. In addition, Galaxy Watch4 users will receive a 30-day trial[3] 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.

From warm-up to recovery, the latest Galaxy Watch4 Series update is designed to deliver the best running and recovery experience. Runners can measure their oxygen intake levels (% of VO2 max)[4] in real-time, so they can always control exactly how hard they’re pushing. After the run, Galaxy Watch4 Series helps runners maintain proper hydration by recommending how much to drink based on the amount of sweat loss[5] detected during the workout. It also monitors recovery heart rate[6], with data generated up to two minutes after a cardio-intensive workout.

Work Towards a Better Night’s Sleep

Building on Galaxy Watch4’s robust sleep tracking capabilities, the new sleep coaching programme helps users develop better sleep habits. By tracking sleep patterns over seven days and completing two related sleep surveys, the programme 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 programme 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 recognises when users fall asleep and automatically turns off Samsung SmartThings enabled lights to help create better sleeping conditions[7].

Deeper Insights for a Healthier Heart

Combined with the advanced BioActive Sensor technology and Samsung Health Monitor app[8], Galaxy Watch4 measures both blood pressure[9] (BP) and electrocardiogram[10] (ECG), allowing users to monitor their heart health anytime and from anywhere.

Greater Selection of Watch Faces and Integration to Galaxy Ecosystem

The new Galaxy Watch4 update makes the wearable experience even better, from the inside out. Users can further customise their watch face with additional colours and digital clock fonts that make the watch truly their own. For users looking forward to the latest Galaxy S22 Series 5G, a selection of live wallpaper in the unique Galaxy S22 Series 5G theme will be available for download.

In addition, Samsung Health makes it easier for Galaxy users to track their health across their devices. Users can simply sync their Samsung Health account on their Galaxy smartphones or tablets to stay on track with their fitness needs.

Committed to Expanding Compatibility within the Android Ecosystem

In 2021, Samsung and Google introduced the 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 favourite artists as they workout 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 favourite smartphone apps[11] on their Galaxy Watch4 during initial setup with one tap, creating a seamless experience across devices right out of the box.

Availability[12]

The software update will be available via the Galaxy Wearable app for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic starting Monday, 14 February.

[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.

[2] Insights powered by Centr will only be available in English at launch.

[3] 30-day trial offer is available for new Centr users signed up through Samsung Health on Centr.com only. Subscriptions are charged after the 30-day trial has ended and will auto-renew at the end of each subscription. Users can cancel auto-renew at any time.

[4] Select Running or Walking on Galaxy Watch4, and it will automatically measure VO2 Max in real time. Accurate VO2 max reading requires running or walking outdoors for at least 20 minutes with GPS on; consult user manual before use. The VO2 max software functions and heart rate monitor are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. If you have any questions about your blood oxygen level or medical condition, contact a medical professional.

[5] To measure, select ‘Running’ on your Galaxy Watch4 and run at least 5km/h for at least 2.5km. Only for use with outdoor running.

[6] To measure, select your exercise before you start to workout. Requires the latest version of Samsung Health mobile app (v.6.21).

[7] Requires the latest versions of Samsung Clock mobile app (v. 12.1.10.5), Samsung SmartThings mobile app (v. 1.7.59.23) and SmartThings Framework mobile app (v1.4.1). Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings.

[8] 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.

[9] 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.

[10] 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.

[11] Limited to watch-compatible apps downloaded via Google Play Store. Requires the latest version of Google Play Store on your connected device.

[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.

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.

2 Insights powered by Centr will only be available in English at launch.

3 30-day trial offer is available for new Centr users signed up through Samsung Health on Centr.com only. Subscriptions are charged after the 30-day trial has ended and will auto-renew at the end of each subscription. Users can cancel auto-renew at any time.

[4] Select Running or Walking on Galaxy Watch4, and it will automatically measure VO2 Max in real time. Accurate VO2 max reading requires running or walking outdoors for at least 20 minutes with GPS on; consult user manual before use. The VO2 max software functions and heart rate monitor are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. If you have any questions about your blood oxygen level or medical condition, contact a medical professional.

[5] To measure, select ‘Running’ on your Galaxy Watch4 and run at least 5km/h for at least 2.5km. Only for use with outdoor running.

[6] To measure, select your exercise before you start to workout. Requires the latest version of Samsung Health mobile app (v.6.21).

[7] Requires the latest versions of Samsung Clock mobile app (v. 12.1.10.5), Samsung SmartThings mobile app (v. 1.7.59.23) and SmartThings Framework mobile app (v1.4.1). Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings.

[8] 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.

[9] 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.

[10] 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.

[11] Limited to watch-compatible apps downloaded via Google Play Store. Requires the latest version of Google Play Store on your connected device.

[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

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