Samsung Shows Off Unified Interface For Next Galaxy Watch
Samsung has showcased the new One UI Watch interface that will come to its next Galaxy Watch device this year.
Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Tizen-inspired UI will come to Galaxy Watch as part of the new unified Wear OS platform jointly developed between Samsung and Google.
The new interface and platform will offer improved performance, expanded app availability, and a more seamless experience between Galaxy Watches and Android smartphones, said Patrick Chomet, EVP and Head of Customer Experience Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
“To unlock the full potential of these wearables, we’re leveraging our long legacy of mobile innovations and our partnerships with trusted industry leaders who have grown with us in our open ecosystem.
“Through these efforts, we will enrich our smartwatch experience and convenience of the Galaxy ecosystem for our consumers,” he said.
Under the new ecosystem, compatible apps downloaded on an Android smartphone will automatically be downloaded to the watch, while customisations such as world time on the clock app, as well as blocking of numbers, will be applied to both watch and smartphone.
Additionally, popular apps like Google Maps, Spotify, Calm, and Sleep Cycle will now be available direct through the Google Play Store to download to the watch.
According to Sameer Samat, Vice President of Product Management, Android and Wear, Google, collaboration between Samsung and Google has historically led to better experiences for customers.
“That certainly holds true for this new, unified platform, which will be rolling out for the first time on Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch.
“In collaboration with Samsung, we’re thrilled to bring longer battery life, faster performance, and a wide range of apps, including many from Google to a whole new wearable experience,” he said.
The next Galaxy Watch is slated to be unveiled at a Galaxy Unpacked event within the next few months.