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Samsung Wallet, Thermo Check and WhatsApp Are Coming to the Galaxy Watch Series


A range of new apps for its Galaxy Watch series will bring more responsive, adaptable and multi-functional smartwatch experiences for Galaxy users. With Samsung Wallet, Thermo Check, and WhatsApp, users can do more than ever straight from their wrist[1].


  • Samsung Wallet: Last year, Samsung Wallet combined Samsung Pay with Samsung Pass to consolidate more of users’ wallets on their smartphones. Now, Samsung Wallet will come to the new Galaxy Watch series too. With the all-in-one Samsung Wallet app, users can easily make payments, provide IDs, and pull up show tickets[2] right on their smartwatch.
  • Thermo Check: Thanks to the new Skin Temperature API – a part of Samsung’s Privileged Health software development kit (SDK) – partners can now take full advantage of the Galaxy Watch’s advanced infrared technology for temperature measurements. The new Thermo Check app allows users to easily measure the temperature of their surroundings, from meals they are about to eat to water they are about to swim in, all without any physical contact required. It’ll be available first on the upcoming Galaxy Watch devices and later expanded to Galaxy Watch5 series[3].
  • WhatsApp: In a new expansion of the unified Wear OS ecosystem, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 users can now use WhatsApp’s first-ever smartwatch app. The app will let users continue conversations, reply to messages by voice, and even answer calls, all without needing to take out their phones[4].

Through the introduction of these new features, Samsung Galaxy Watch series will gain more versatile functions and a more streamlined usability. With still more to be unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked on July 26 at 7 a.m. EST/8 p.m. KST, Samsung continues to make more of the wider app ecosystem available on its Galaxy Watch series and maximize users’ experience.

[1] Coming to Galaxy Watch devices later this summer with limited feature availability. Availability may vary market and  requires a paired smartphone running Android 9 or later.
[2] Requires Samsung Wallet-enabled Galaxy phones running Android 9 or later. For the full list of compatible devices, please visit Available on select types of identifications, institutions, and schools; details of the services may vary by market and are subject to change.
[3] Download app through Google Play and pair with the compatible Galaxy Watch.
[4] Download app through Google Play and pair with the Galaxy Watch4 or Watch5 series. The app will be progressively released from today.

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