One UI Watch 5 Beta rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5

Samsung unveiled “One UI 5 Watch” OS a couple of months ago showcasing the next-gen firmware upgrade for Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series. It brings Android 13 to smartwatches alongside Google’s Wear OS 4.0. Here is the fourth One UI 5 Watch OS Beta update for the two devices.

Once Samsung’s One UI Watch 5 Beta Program concludes, the firm will release a stable version. Seems like One UI Watch OS is nearing stable release as the latest beta only includes improvements and bug fixes. No new features are included as they have already been implemented in the previous updates.

Today’s update features improvements to operation speed for the watch, lower battery consumption, fixed the brightness control error with touch bezel, fixed a watchface color error after update.

The fourth beta is a major update with build ZWG7 weighing 300 MB in size. It also comes with the latest July 2023 security patch level.

One UI 5 Watch OS Beta 4 for Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 users in the United States can now download the fourth One UI 5 Watch OS update by signing up for the beta program via Samsung Members app. A notice will show up in the members app for users in United States and South Korea. Coming soon in India, UK, EU (Europe), Australia, and Canada.

One UI Watch 5 OS is based on Android 13. This is a direct jump from Android 11 to 13, skipping the 12. You will also see Google Wear OS 4 features in the upcoming updates.

Samsung is focusing on 3 key features in the latest One UI Watch 5 update, those are – sleep management, fitness features, and user safety.

Plus, the beta also brings the most anticipated Backup and Restore functionality! We may also see the new Watch Face Studio from Wear OS 4 in collaboration with Google and Samsung to bring new ways to design Watch Faces. Checkout the full changelog below.

Read more about the features from our previous article (in English) or Samsung’s blog post (Korean language), the firm details all new changes.

One UI 5 Watch OS Beta 4 Full Changelog and Features

  • Major changes and improvements
    • Improved Initial speed
    • Improved battery consumption
    • Fixed the brightness control error with touch bezel
    • Fixed a watchface color error after update
  • Version: R870XXU1ZWG7/R8700XM1ZWG7
  • Size: 304.12 MB
  • Security patch level: July 1, 2023

How to download One UI Watch 5 Beta on Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5?

One UI Watch 5.0 update will be available for download on the Galaxy Watch 4 (Bluetooth) (LTE) (Classic) and Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro via One UI 5.0 watch beta program. So stay tuned.

  • Download or update the latest Samsung members app update from Play Store. Or download it from our Telegram Channel.
  • Launch the members app.
  • Sign in using your Samsung Account associated with your Galaxy Watch.
  • Head over to the notice section and you should see a new One UI Beta Program link.
  • Tap the notice and fill in the details.
How to Sign Up for Samsung's One UI Beta Program
  • Once registered, you can visit settings > system updates > download OTA updates to check for any updates.

Downloads will appear only when the One UI Watch Beta program is live.

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