Upgraded Health and Personalisation Features Come to Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3

November 23, 2021
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Samsung believes in putting the very best mobile experiences into the hands of as many people as possible, which includes our commitment to providing continuous software support for previous Galaxy Watch models. That’s why today, we announced that One UI 4 is available to offer Galaxy users an elevated mobile experience. And now, starting from Mid-December 2021, a new software update[1] will also enable Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 owners to enjoy new features and a range of new watch faces to personalize their smartwatch experience.


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


Get Help With Advanced Fall Detection Whether You Are Moving or Standing Still


Fall Detection is designed to identify hard falls when the wearer is moving, such as when they are doing physical activities, like running. Coming to Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3, the new update gives you the option to select a higher Fall Detection’s sensitivity – you can even choose to detect a fall when you are standing still. Once a fall is detected, your watch will send an SOS notification to pre-selected contacts, helping ensure that the wearer can receive the assistance they need as soon as possible. This makes it easier to keep both yourself and your more vulnerable loved ones safe.[2]


Work Out With Friends Using Updated Group Challenge


Group Challenge enables you to work out with friends no matter how far apart you are – helping you stay motivated and connected by working out together. With the new update you can now add your friends or family members to a Challenge, battling it out to see who can go the furthest or the fastest, either working as a team or competing against each other individually. Keep track of your own place in the competition or see how you’re performing as a team – all from your wrist.


Get A More Holistic Insight into Your Health


The Galaxy Watch series has introduced a vast suite of advanced health features – from heart rate tracking and blood oxygen measurement to sleep and stress management[3]. Plus, with ground-breaking Blood Pressure (BP)[4] and Electrocardiogram (ECG)[5] monitoring, Galaxy Watch users can benefit from convenient health monitoring and gain deeper insights into their overall health through the Samsung Health Monitor app.


The Samsung Health Monitor app[6] is currently available in 42 markets, including Australia, Azerbaijan, Paraguay and Georgia, which was recently introduced on Galaxy Watch4 in the four new markets and has since expanded to Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3.


The Perfect Watch Face for You


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


Some of the new watch faces are designed to enable you to take personalization a step further. Tapping on these watch face will enable you to pick between different background or text colors, while the Animals watch face allows you to choose between different colorful animated creatures like a monkey, rabbit, sheep or cat.



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

[2] Fall detection feature is available on Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch4. To notify an emergency contact, a network connection is required. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to the satellite signal, such as buildings.

[3] Samsung Health is not a medical or therapeutic device and is not intended for medical use. It is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions; or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease; or for the prevention or control of conception or pregnancy. Samsung recommends that you consult with your doctor or physician before participating in any exercise program.

[4] Blood pressure feature only to be used by adults 22 years and older. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, monitoring, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice. For accurate BP readings, a calibration is required every 28 days by BP monitor & arm cuff. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above.

[5] The ECG feature is intended to create, record, store, transfer, and display a single channel electrocardiogram (ECG), similar to a Lead I ECG for adults 22 years and older. The ECG feature is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG feature is not intended for users with other known arrhythmias. If an irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation is detected, consult a doctor. If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular conditions, do not rely on the notification of the device and consult a doctor. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

[6] Availability may vary by market. Available on the Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch4. 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.

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