Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on software releases for Samsung’s latest smartwatches. We’ll detail the current firmware versions for the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out.
The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic launched with Wear OS 3 and Samsung’s One UI Watch skin on top. During the Wear OS 3 unveiling, Google said it would issue more frequent updates to the platform, but the company has since told Android Authority it has “nothing to share” on how frequently it plans to issue new releases. Samsung will likely work with Google to issue major software versions for the Galaxy Watch 4 series while keeping its core One UI Watch apps updated constantly.
- Current stable version: Wear OS 3
Latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series update
October 20, 2021: Samsung released a major content update to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Four new watch faces are now available on the devices, including Info Brick (a data-packed watch face), Basic Dashboard (simple, straightforward stats), Weather Center (showing your three-hour forecast and weather conditions), and Live Wallpaper (with backgrounds based on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 series).
A new gesture has been added to the devices, allowing you to simply knock-knock on the device to open a certain app or perform a function like opening a music app. The update also brought improvements to fall detection. Now, you don’t need to be moving for the Galaxy Watch 4 to recognize a fall.
You can learn even more about this major Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update here.
To check for a Galaxy Watch 4 update on your device, head on over to Settings > Software update on your watch. Or, open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone and head to Watch settings > Watch software update.
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- October 12, 2021: Samsung rolled out a small update to the Galaxy Watch 4 line (h/t 9to5Google), bringing firmware version R8**XXU1CUJ2. Samsung only provided a brief, vague changelog hinting at “improved system stability and reliability.”
- September 29, 2021: Samsung rolled out firmware version R8**XXU1CUID, which “improved system stability and reliability.”
- September 10, 2021: Firmware version R8**XXU1BUI5 (h/t SamMobile) landed on the Galaxy Watch 4 series. It brought improvements to the touch bezel on the Galaxy Watch 4 and improved system stability on both models. Not mentioned in the changelog but noticed by XDA’s Zachary Wander, the ~160MB update also smoothed the app drawer’s scrolling while adding a new drawer animation.
- September 2, 2021: Samsung pushed out firmware version R8**XXU1BUH9 to the Galaxy Watch 4 series in the US, Europe, and the UK (h/t TizenHelp). It added the Samsung Health function to settings. Samsung also introduced a cancel option for automatic workout detection and a volume adjustment option in the quick settings panel. Calorie measurements during cycling exercises and general stability improvements rounded up the patch.
- August 22, 2021: The first Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series update rolled out even before the wearables started shipping. It carried firmware version R8**XXU1BUH5 and had a size of 290MB. The update included stability improvements and bug fixes. The update also enhanced overall performance, but Samsung didn’t give out the exact details of those improvements.
What firmware are you running on your Galaxy Watch 4? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you’ve spotted an OTA that we haven’t, tip us!