August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Samsung’s new One UI Watch 4.5 is now official with a slew of accessibility improvements.
  • Significant updates also include enhanced typing experience and watch face customization options.
  • The latest One UI version for smartwatches will make its way to eligible wearables in the third quarter of 2022.

Today, Samsung officially unveiled the stable version of One UI Watch 4.5 based on Wear OS 3.5, marking an end to its beta program that started in June. The new Wear OS-based smartwatch software addresses a number of accessibility pain points and improves the overall experience.

The new update gives us a partial view of features that are coming to many of the best Android smartwatches, including a new keyboard interface, watch face customization options, an improved UI for choosing a SIM card to use when making a call, and handy accessibility features. This confirms a previous leak.