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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra are the first to get access to Wear OS 5

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra are the first to get access to Wear OS 5
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra are the first to get access to Wear OS 5

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 7 and Watch Ultra will be the very first smartwatches to get access to Wear OS 5, Google’s latest operating system for wearables. This was revealed at today’s Unpacked event along with a These product announcements were also made at .

This means that Samsung’s recently announced devices are the very first smartwatches to receive Wear OS 5, ahead of Google’s own products. This will change later in the year, when the Pixel Watch 3 is likely to launch. Interestingly, this is exactly what happened with Wear OS 4. The operating system came first to the Galaxy Watch 6 before being included in the Pixel Watch 2.

Google officially unveiled at I/O 2024, and the new software is packed with useful updates. The interface is mostly the same as Wear OS 4, but the software has been optimized to improve battery life by up to 30 percent. There are some new health-tracking features, including analyzing stride length while walking or running.

The operating system includes some efficiency improvements. For example, Google says that Wear OS 5 uses 20 percent less power compared to OS 4. There are additional watch face options. This software update doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but the added efficiency will certainly be a boon for many consumers.

By the way, there is no information on when the OS will be ported to Samsung’s older smartwatches. We’ll just have to wait and find out. For now, you’ll have to shell out $300 for the Galaxy Watch 7 or $650 for the Ultra to access the OS.

Find out all the latest news from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2024 here!

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