Samsung is preparing to make a major shift in the wrist-worn software it employs–Microsoft will give way to Google Wear OS for the upcoming Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic, though the Google software will be skinned with Samsung’s One UI, as Samsung confirmed.
Nonetheless, it will resemble the interface seen on the Galaxy Watch3, for example.Check out the promotional videos that have been leaked below.
At the end of both clips, you can see Google Maps, which Microsoft does not have.But take note of how the apps are laid out in the launcher–they are in a hexagonal grid, rather than a circle, as is the case with Desktop OS.The Desktop UI and OS will function differently than the One UI Watch on Wear OS.
Other features to note in the clips include GPS-based position tracking, body composition tracking, and standard features such as a step counter and a sleep tracker.Although Google apps have not completely replaced their Samsung counterparts, you can still see Samsung Health and Bixby icons.
The Galaxy Watch4 Classic has a very similar UI, but its watch face selection is more serious, imitating mechanical watches.The watch faces on the vanilla Watch4 are more playful.
On August11, the two Watch4 models, as well as Samsung’s new foldable Galaxy phones, will be revealed.The watches will be powered by the new upgraded Exynos W920 chipset, and Amazon Canada has leaked the Canadian prices.