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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series gets new update over Verizon

The latest update is reserved for Verizon models of the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro.

Published onDecember 9, 2022

A Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro displays its App Library including Google and Samsung native apps.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 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 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out.

The Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro launched with Wear OS 3 and Samsung’s One UI Watch skin. Samsung confirmed that the series would receive up to four years of software updates, suggesting that support for both devices would be extended through 2026.

  • Current stable version: Wear OS 3 based on One UI Watch 4.5

Latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series update

December 9, 2022: The Galaxy Watch 5 series is getting a new update through Verizon. This usually means the Wi-Fi-only versions have already seen a similar update or will get one shortly. This software update comes with firmware versions R925USQU1AVK6 (45mm), R905USQU1AVK6 (40mm), and R915USQU1AVK6 (44mm) and provides performance improvements and enhancements to the smartwatches.

To check for a Galaxy Watch 5 update on your device, head to Settings > Software update on your watch. Or, open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone and head to Watch settings > Watch software update.

Don’t miss: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro review

Previous updates

  • October 18, 2022: The Galaxy Watch 5 got the October 2022 security patch through an over-the-air update.
  • September 15, 2022: Samsung is now pushing out a second software update to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. At this time, only the Verizon cellular models of the smartwatches are getting the update.The new software is available with firmware version R905USQU1AVH6 (Watch 5, 40mm), R915USQU1AVH6 (Watch 5, 44mm), and R925USQU1AVH6 (Watch 5 Pro). The Bluetooth models received this update last week. Verizon says the current update provides performance improvements on the watches.
  • August 26, 2022: The first update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro landed right near its launch. It was a day one patch weighing just 100MB. It brought stability and reliability improvements to the two smartwatches.

What firmware are you running on your Galaxy Watch 5? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you’ve spotted an OTA that we haven’t, tip us!

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