Three major updates are coming to the wearables:
Motivation to move
The Galaxy Watch4 gets a new Body Composition update that offers more insight into your health and wellness. You can set goals—like specific weight, skeletal muscle targets, and body fat percentage—and receive tips and reminders to help you achieve these targets.
The smartwatch also gets an interval training feature for runners and cyclists, allowing you to pre-set duration, distance, and the number of sets for your workout. And then, the Galaxy Watch4 can guide you through a custom intensity training session with a mix of high- and low-intensity activities.
Runners are also getting an improved running and recovery experience. You can now measure oxygen intake levels (% of VO2 max) in real-time to regulate how hard you’re pushing yourself. Depending on your sweat loss, you’ll also be recommended how much water to drink post-workout. The Galaxy Watch4 can also monitor recovery heart rate, with data generated up to two minutes post-cardio-intensive workout.
Work towards a better night’s sleep
Samsung improves the sleep tracking capabilities of the Galaxy Watch4 series by adding a new Sleep Coaching program. It’s designed to help you develop better sleep habits. By tracking your sleep patterns over seven days and completing two related sleep surveys, the program assigns one of eight Sleep Symbol animals to you, representing your sleep type. You will then be guided through a four-to-five-week coaching program with missions, checklists, sleep-related articles, meditation guidance, and regular reports to help improve your sleep quality.
The Galaxy Watch4 can even recognize once you’ve fallen asleep and automatically shut off Samsung SmartThings-enabled devices, so you sleep better.
More straps and watch faces
If you thought it was time to update your Galaxy Watch4 or Watch4 Classic. Samsung is offering new watch faces with additional colors and digital clock fonts. There are also new strap options available through Samsung’s Bespoke Studio.
The software update is rolling out now, while the new straps are coming to some markets by late February.