Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is the first smartwatch to feature Google’s new Wear 3.0 powered by Samsung, and although it’s similar to both Tizen and wearOS, there are some differences that most of us need to learn.
This article is for newbies and old hands, outlining some fundamentals and some of those differences. We cover tips, tricks, hacks, and more so you get up to speed using your watch for all the big and little things in your life.
So let’s get to it!
- 0.1 Related reading
- 1 Essentials of operating Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.1 How to add apps to your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.2 How to replace bands on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.3 How to Restart your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.4 How to turn on Always-on-Display on your Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.5 How to Lock Your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to protect privacy
- 1.6 Customizing the Galaxy Watch 4 Buttons for your own needs, including fast app switching
- 1.7 Samsung Galaxy 4 Watch’s TouchBezel not working? Check this tip
- 1.8 How to Add, Move, or Remove Tiles from your Galaxy 4 Watch Face
- 1.9 How to set up an Alarm on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.10 How to use Google’s Gboard on your Galaxy Watch 4
- 1.11 Set up an animated emoji to quickly show you pending notifications on your watch
- 1.12 Wake up Watch automatically with an incoming Notification
- 1.13 How to use the Find my phone feature on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- 2 Know your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s modes
- 2.1 Modus operandi for the six most widely used Modes on your Galaxy Watch 4
- 2.2 #1 Do Not Disturb
- 2.3 #2 Bedtime Mode
- 2.4 #3 Theater Mode
- 2.5 #4 Airplane Mode
- 2.6 #5 Power Savings Mode
- 2.7 #6 Water Lock Mode
- 3 10 Samsung Galaxy Watch tips and tricks beyond the basics
- 4 Wrap up
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 3. Time to upgrade?
- How to use sleep tracking on your Samsung Galaxy Watch
- Top 14 Samsung Galaxy Watch Apps for your new watch in 2021
Essentials of operating Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Okay, before we start, let’s get to the bad news (for some of us.)
- Samsung’sGalaxy Watch 4 still requires a Samsung phone for ECG and Blood Pressure readings.That’s because these features require Samsung’s Health Monitor app, which is not available for non-Samsung phones.
- If you love animated AR emoji (Memoji in Apple’s ecosystem,) you again need a Samsung phone to get the most out of this feature.
- Currently, the Galaxy Watch 4 doesn’t support Google’s Prompt 2FA notifications (all wearOS devices support this.)
- Google Assistant isn’t yet available, although a future update should support it.
How to add apps to your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
One of the most awesome features of the Galaxy 4 is that you can now download a bunch more apps onto your watch using Google Play Store.
- Open the Google Play Store app on your watch.
- Or, on your phone, use the Galaxy Wearableapp on your paired phone and tap open theStore appto open the Galaxy Wearable version of the Play Store.
- Scroll through the listed categories, choose to find watch apps that you also have on your phone, or tap the Magnifying glass and search for an app!
- Once you find an app you want on your watch, tap the Install button.
- To see the apps currently on your watch, scroll down and tap My Apps. You can also check out which Google Account your watch connect to.
- Tapping Settings allows you to toggle auto-update watch apps on or off. We recommend turning this setting off.
How to replace bands on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
The band replacement process on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has not changed from the previous models. If you are, however, new to Samsung Galaxy Watch, read this part.
To unlock the band from the watch body via the ‘ Spring Bar.’ Slide the strap’s spring band’s knob inward and pull the band’s end out from the watch to remove it. Repeat for the other side.
To replace the original band, insert one end of the spring bar into the hole on the side of the watch. Push the spring bar’s knob inward and release it once the strap clicks and is in place.
Make sure you test it and confirm the band is locked in place. It often isn’t!
How to Restart your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Press and hold the Home key on the side of the watch and swipe down from the top of the screen to the quick panel. Tap the power icon to turn off the watch.
To force restart (reboot) your Samsung Galaxy Watch, press and hold the Home and Back keys together for about at least 10 seconds until the screen goes black, then release. You should see a message that the watch is rebooting.
How to turn on Always-on-Display on your Galaxy Watch 4
Always on Display looks pretty cool on the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
To turn on the AOD feature on your watch, swipe down from the top of the watch face to access the quick settings panel.
The AOD button is the first one on the bottom row–it looks like a mini watch icon.
You can also enable AOD directly from the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone.
- On your paired phone, open Galaxy Wearable > Watch Settings.
- Choose Display.
- Toggle on Always On Display.
Tip: AOD consumes a little more battery, but with the Watch 4’s fast charge mechanism, you should be fine!!
How to Lock Your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to protect privacy
Galaxy Watch owners can activate a security process that locks the watch’s display with the help of the Screen Lock feature in the settings.
- On the watch, open the Settings app.
- Tap on Security and then Lock.
- Choose Type and select between Pattern or PIN here.
- Draw a pattern or set up your PIN for the screen lock.
- PIN gives you the highest security.
- Tap and toggle on Hide Informationto prevent any notifications on the watch screen when the watch locks. One caveat, this only works with Samsung watch faces, not third-party watch faces.
Customizing the Galaxy Watch 4 Buttons for your own needs, including fast app switching
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes with two prominent side buttons that can be easily configured to your tastes. These are the Home Button and the Back button.
Head over to theSettings app on the watch and choose Advanced features > Customize Keys.
- Here you can set up the buttons for specific actions.
- For the Home key, we love the Double press option that allowsquick app switching!
- We recommend choosing “Go to the most recent app,” but you can also set up your double-tap to take you to a specific and frequently used app.
- Press and hold options include accessing Bixby or Power off.
- For the back button, choose between going to the previous screen or show recent apps in an app switcher environment.
Most folks customize the Home button key and use the back button to go back to one screen with its default behavior.
Samsung Galaxy 4 Watch’s TouchBezel not working? Check this tip
While the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features a physical bezel that you rotate with your fingers, the Galaxy Watch 4 has a digital touch bezel.
To use the touch bezel, lightly press and drag your finger clockwise or counterclockwise on the top edges of your watch’s screen to move through your list of tiles.
If your Samsung Galaxy 4 Watch’s touch bezel is not responding when you press and move it clockwise or counter-clockwise, the chances are that it may have been disabled in your watch’s settings.
Head over to Settings > General > Touch Bezel and make sure that the function is active here.
How to Add, Move, or Remove Tiles from your Galaxy 4 Watch Face
Tiles are the shortcuts to apps and other features you add as separate screens and access by swiping left on your watch face.
Once you have selected a watch face for your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 using your phone’s Galaxy Wearable > Watch Faces, you can add, remove, and change your chosen Tiles directly from your watch.
Swipe left from your watch face to view all your current tiles
- To add tiles:swipe left until you reach the end of the tiles screens, then tap the plus sign (+) to Add tiles.
- To move tiles:press and hold a tile, and then drag it to your preferred location.
- To delete a tile:press and hold a tile and then tap on the minus sign (-) toRemove.
How to set up an Alarm on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Alarms are an essential feature of any smartwatch.
On the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, you can set up the alarm using the Alarm app. You can set one-time or recurring alarms.
Once the watch supports Google Assistant, you can alternatively use OK Google.
Add, use, and remove alarms directly on your watch
- Tap the Alarm app on your watch.
- Choose Add on watch and enter the time.
- Tap Next, and select the days to repeat the alarm.
- Press Save when done.
- Tap Add on the watch to create additional alarms.
- When the alarm sounds, you press and slide up on the XCancel button to stop the alarm or press and slide up on theSnoozebutton to snooze it.
- To disable an alarm, toggle it off from the list of alarms.
- To delete an alarm, press and hold the alarm and tap Delete.
How to use Google’s Gboard on your Galaxy Watch 4
One major advantage of the partnership between Samsung and Google is that now Samsung users can easily access the Google Gboard on their smartwatch.
The Gboard on the watch makes it easy to respond to notifications etc., and the QuickPath feature is a lifesaver!!
- Open the Wearable app on your phone and tap Store.
- Search for Gboard, the selectAvailable on more devices.Tap the Install button next to Samsung to add it to your watch.
- Then to go to Settings > General > Input > Keyboard list and default.
- Scroll downand tapGboard.
- Once you see Gboard on-screen, scroll down and review all the available features. Make sure you toggle on Enable glide typing if you want to swipe type.
- Press the back button and scroll up to and tap Default Keyboard.
- Change to Gboard.
- Press the back button to confirm your default keyboard is now Gboard.
Change voice-to-text to Google Speech.
After installing Gboard, you should consider changing your watch’s default voice-to-text to Google instead of Samsung’s default.
To do this, openSettings > General > Text-to-speechand tap Preferred Engine. Choose Google Speech. Then, tap the back button to confirm your selection.
Set up an animated emoji to quickly show you pending notifications on your watch
If you pair it with a Samsung phone, this is a pretty cool feature on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. An animated and personal emoji shows up when you have pending notifications on your watch.
If you don’t have a Samsung phone, you can usetwo default generic AR emojis–one female and one male.
To add an AR emoji to your watch face settings in the Wearable app, tap Watch faces settings and choose the AR Emojis watch face.
To use this feature, your Samsung phone needs to support the AR Zone feature so that you can create an AR-type photo of yourself to make that emoji.
- Find this feature in the camera app and slide to the right under ‘More.’
- Choose the AR emoji camera tool, tap Create My Emoji, and follow the steps to create your own unique AR emoji!
- Once you set up an AR Emoji, it automatically syncs up to your watch, and you can customize it in the Wearable app’s watch faces settings. Or choose one of the presets!
Don’t pair with a Samsung phone but want awatch face with personalized emoji?
If you don’t use a Samsung device with your Galaxy watch, you can create a Bitmoji watch face instead.
You need to install Bitmoji andsign in to your Bitmoji account to create a Bitmoji watch face.
Wake up Watch automatically with an incoming Notification
You can customize your watch to wake up automatically when a notification arrives on your watch.
- Open Wearable app on your phone.
- Go to Watch Settings > Notifications > Advanced Notification Settings.
- Enable Turn on Screenhere.
Once this is ON, your watch automatically wakes up when a notification is delivered on your watch.
How to use the Find my phone feature on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
If you can’t find your phone, your Galaxy 4 watch can help!
- On your watch, choose Apps > Find My Phone.
- Tap Start.
- Your paired phone vibrates, and its screen turns on to help you locate it.
- To turn it off, tap the X icon or Dismiss on your phone or Stop on the watch.
Can’t find your Galaxy watch?
Using the Galaxy Wearable app, you can also locate a misplaced watch.
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
- Open Find My Watch.
- Tap Start.
- Your watch lights up and plays sounds.
- To turn it off, tap Stop on your phone or tap the X icon on the watch.
Know your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s modes
Every Smartwatch maker has its own specific ‘modes’ for various operations.
For example, one relatively common mode on all smartwatches used for swimming is the Water Lock mode.
Other modes that can be found under various names pertain to battery management operation, such as Low Power mode, Smart mode, Essential mode, etc.
This section looks at some of the commonly used modes on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
Modus operandi for the six most widely used Modes on your Galaxy Watch 4
#1 Do Not Disturb
The most commonly used mode on the smartwatch is perhaps the DND or Do-Not-Disturb mode.
This mode helps you block out notifications for the time block you have enabled so that you can focus on the task at hand.
- The easiest way is to swipe down on the watch face to access the Quick settings panel and tap on the circle with the minus sign (-) to put the watch on DND mode.
- You can also access this from Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb on the watch.
#2 Bedtime Mode
Bedtime Mode (Goodnight mode on older models) mutes everything on your watch except for alarms and notifications. Plus, it keeps the screen off and mutes all sounds.
- Access Bedtime/Goodnight mode from the Quick settings panelpull-down screen menu.
- This can also be accessed fromSettings. From Advanced, tap Bedtime mode and schedule your bedtime mode from here.
#3 Theater Mode
Are you heading into a meeting? Put your watch into Theater mode. Theater Mode on a smartwatch switches off your display and disables all sounds.
- Access this feature from your watch’s Quick settings panel. The default duration is 2 hours, but you can change this from 1-4 total hours.
- You can also enable Theatre mode from Advanced features on the regular Settings.
#4 Airplane Mode
- Access Airplane mode from your watch’sQuick settings panel. Swipe down fromthe top of the watch, and tap on AirPlane mode.
- Or go to Settings > Connections > Airplane mode and turn it on or off.
#5 Power Savings Mode
This mode turns off all functions except calls, notifications, and messages and shows you agrayscale Home screen. It also disables all Wi-Fi and cellular mobile networks and limits what the watch can do (its features and functions are stripped down.)
- To enable or disable Power Saving mode, open the Quick settings panel and tap the Battery icon to turn it on or off.
- Or turn on Power Saving modefrom Settings > Battery > Power mode > Power Saving.
#6 Water Lock Mode
Swimming with Galaxy Watch 4? Enable water lock mode to keep the water out and prevent accidental screen taps. Water lock mode disables your touchscreen, including all wake-up gestures and the always-on display.
- Open your Quick settings panel and tap the water drops icon to turn the water lock on.
- Or go to Settings > Advanced and tap Water lock. Your watch face shows water drops to indicate you’re in water lock mode.
- When done. Press and hold the home key for 2 or 3 seconds to eject water after your workout and exit water lock mode. It’s also a good idea to wipe down or shake the watch to remove any remaining water from the pressure sensor.
10 Samsung Galaxy Watch tips and tricks beyond the basics
Beyond the modes, these nine quick tips save you time and get you up to speed with operations on your watch.
Tip #1: Speed up animations and transitions on your Samsung Galaxy Watch for a more responsive feel
- You can do this by going to Settings > About Watch (at the bottom of the page ) > Software > Software Version.
- Tap multiple times on the software version, and this unlocks the developer options. Now when you open Settings, you will find Developer Options on the page. Tap on it.
- Locate transition animation scale and transition duration scale.
- Change these to .5X. When you use your watch, you will find the transitions much faster, and your watch will feel more responsive!!
Tip#2: Use Smart Typing for easy watch communications
From Settings, tap on General > Input > Keyboard List and defaultand tap a keyboard to change and customize its smart typing options.
Options include predictive text, auto spacing, capitalization, adding periods on a double-tap, removing sound and vibrate function when typing, and reset the keyboard or erase personalized data.
Tip #3: Set up SOS messages for Fall Detection
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app and tap Watch settings > Advanced features > SOS. Or from the Settings menu on the watch, go to Settings, tap Advanced features > SOS to customize.
- Tap options for SOS messages.
- When the Home key is pressed 3 times: Press the Home key quickly 3 times to send an SOS message.
- When hard fall detected: Makes an SOS call and sends an SOS message when a hard fall is detected.
Use the Wearable app to set your emergency contacts for sending SOS messages to and making SOS calls. You can only set these contact on your phone, not your watch.
Tip #4 Lock your Galaxy watch from prying eyes
First, make sure you set up a lock function in Settings > Security > Lock.
- To Lock the Watch, cover the screen of your watch with your palm.
- Press any key to unlock/turn on the display of the Watch.
Tip#5 Add or sync some or all of your tunes or images to your watch
Check that your Watch’s battery has at least a 15% charge for this sync feature to work.
- To Sync recently added music from your smartphone, tap Watch Settings > Manage Content.
- Under Music or Images, select Add tracks (Add images) or chooseAuto-Sync to sync up the music or pictures to your watch (music and pictures sync as long as your watch’s battery power is fifteen percent or above.)
- Select files and tap Done.
Tip#6: Screenshots are easy!
Take a Screenshot on your Galaxy Watch 4 from any screen by pressing the Home and Back keys simultaneously.
Tip #7: Control your presentation from your watch
Want to control your PowerPoint presentations from your Galaxy Watch?
Check out the PPT controller app. Once you connect it to your computer via BlueTooth, you can click on the ‘ >’ play button to move through the slides on your computer.
Tip#8: Find your Galaxy watch’s unique serial number and other details
Watch’s Serial number, IMEI number, and model number are important for customer support. You can quickly found these and more from Settings > About Watch.
Tip #9: Check your storage
Check Available Storage on your Galaxy Watch 4 by going to Settings > About Watch > Storage.
It’s an important setting if you use music as it tends to fill up the storage pretty fast.
Tip#10: Charge your watch using your phone!
Wireless Powershare for charging your Galaxy watch 4 using your mobile phone is available only when you pair with a supported Samsung Galaxy phone.
When you wirelessly charge your watch, some features are not available while sharing power.
Your phone must have at least a 30% charge available to share its power with your watch.
Remove any thick cases from your phone and watch. Wireless PowerShare may not work through wide cases.
- Open your phone’s Quick Settings and tap theWirelessPowerShareicon. If you don’t see it, choose theMore button(the three vertical dots,)tap Edit, and see if it’s hidden.
- Place your Samsung phone face down, then put the watch on the back of the phone to charge.
- You’ll hear or feel a notification sound or vibration when the devices connect and charging starts.
- During charging, do not move or use either your phone or your watch.
There’s a lot of extras on Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, including some awesome sleep tracking features, including snore detection and tracking blood oxygen while sleeping!
If there are features you can’t find or love, let us know in the comments section!
If your watch supports Wi-Fi, it can stay connected to your phone at any distance when they're both connected to the Internet. To stay connected to your phone, turn on and connect to Wi-Fi on your watch.Does Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 have a camera? ›
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gets camera zoom controls with new update - SamMobile.Is the Galaxy Watch 4 waterproof? ›
The watch is not intended for scuba diving. The Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Fit2, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5, and Galaxy Watch Pro can stay under 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.How do I use the camera on my Samsung watch 4? ›
On your watch, navigate to the Camera Controller app. The Camera will automatically launch on your connected phone. Take photos and videos: Point the phone's camera to the desired location, and then tap Capture on the watch.How far can my Galaxy Watch 4 be from my phone? ›
If your smartwatch is connected to Wi-Fi, and your phone has a Wi-Fi or cellular network connection, your smartphone can be anywhere you like. The Wi-Fi network doesn't have to be the same either. If your smartwatch isn't connected to Wi-Fi, keep it within 30 feet your phone.Can I still use my Galaxy Watch 4 if my phone dies? ›
Great for going on a run or if your phone dies you still have watch as an option. It will ring when you have a phone call even if your phone is not with you.Can Galaxy Watch 4 make calls without phone? ›
Call forwarding will not be available. You may not receive incoming calls when connected remotely. With the Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch4 series, or Galaxy Watch5 series, you can make calls remotely over Wi-Fi in the event the Bluetooth connection between your phone and the watch disconnects.What will a Galaxy Watch 4 do? ›
With the Watch 4 Series, Samsung added a new array of sensors that can do all of the expected smartwatch tricks like track your heart rate, monitor for AFib, measure your blood oxygen levels or even perform an electrocardiogram (ECG), but it can now also measure your body composition.How old is Samsung watch 4? ›
|First released||August 27, 2021|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy Watch 5|
Samsung says all Watch 4 models can last up to 40 hours on a charge. Our reviews found that the smaller versions don't quite make it there. The larger 44- and 46-millimeter models last longer between top-ups, more closely matching Samsung's predictions.
Preferred engine: Select Samsung text-to-speech engine or Google speech as your preferred option. Note: This option is only available on the Galaxy Watch4 series and Galaxy Watch5 series.How do I read text on my Galaxy watch 4? ›
- From the watch screen, swipe up to open the apps screen.
- Tap the. Messages icon. .
- Swipe up or down to scroll through messages, then select the thread you wish to view.
If you aren't receiving text messages on your Galaxy Watch, the first step is to make sure text alerts are enabled. That process is described above, and it involves opening the Galaxy Wearables app on your phone and turning on notifications from the messages app.Can you take Galaxy Watch 4 in shower? ›
Swim-proof and ready for anything, your watch will work in the pool, the rain, and even in the shower. If you want to prevent accidental touches while you're splashing around, turn on Water lock mode. On the watch, swipe down to open the Quick settings panel, and then tap the Water lock mode icon.Can Galaxy 4 watch be worn in the shower? ›
The Galaxy Watch is rated 5ATM water and dust resistant, which means it can withstand the pool, the rain, or a post-workout shower.How do I zoom my camera on my Galaxy Watch 4? ›
You can change the zoom on your phone camera by pinching in or out on the screen of your Galaxy Watch 4, or by simply rotating the bezel.How can I use my Galaxy Watch 4 without my phone nearby? ›
While using the Standalone mode on the Galaxy Watch 4, it is not connected or paired with your smartphone. It will act as a standalone watch, you can use it to perform simple tasks or use health features or apps that don't require an internet connection.Should you sleep with Galaxy Watch 4? ›
your Galaxy watch! That's right, wearing your watch to bed will help you keep track of your sleep patterns. With the Samsung Health app and Sleep tile on your Galaxy watch, you'll be able to view your sleeping time, record your snoring, and use sleep coaching options.Which is the best smart watch to buy? ›
|Smartwatches||Price in India|
|Pebble Cosmos Vault||₹ 2,999|
|Fire-Boltt Ninja Call Pro Plus||₹ 1,499|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS Smartwatch||₹ 16,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm)||₹ 10,990|
Turn off the display when not in use. Put your smartwatch into sleep mode when not in use. The screen will turn itself off after a while when not in use, but you can save even more battery if you put your smartwatch into sleep mode immediately when you're ready to stop using it.
The SmartThings Find feature in the SmartThings app will help you locate your missing devices, like your phone, tablet, earbuds, and watch. SmartThings Find will scan for your devices and even show you a map with detailed information, including addresses and timestamps.Can I use my Samsung watch without a phone line? ›
You can use your Galaxy Watch Active without connecting to a mobile device, making it easier to use with outdoor activities like running, hiking and mountain climbing. You can setup the Galaxy Watch Active without a mobile device when it is turned on for the first time or after it has been reset.Does Galaxy Watch 4 GPS work without phone? ›
The Galaxy Watch has a GPS sensor so that you can search your real-time location, without connecting to a Mobile Device. When you are using your Galaxy Watch without connecting to a Mobile Device, or using apps such as Alti-Barometer, the GPS sensor in your Galaxy Watch will be active.What does LTE mean on Samsung watch? ›
An LTE or 4G smartwatch is a watch with a built-in eSIM. This is a digital SIM card that provides access to the 4G network. This way, you're always connected to the internet, even when you leave your smartphone at home. An LTE or 4G smartwatch are the same, but they have a different name.What is the unique about the Samsung Galaxy Watch4? ›
The first smartwatch with Wear OS Powered by Samsung, Galaxy Watch4 puts seamless access to your favourite apps on your wrist. You'll get a rich app selection in the massive library of health and fitness apps.Does Galaxy Watch 4 measure blood pressure? ›
If you've got a Samsung Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch5 strapped on your wrist, or you're thinking of getting one, they're among the only smartwatches that can measure both ECG and blood pressure.Is there a monthly fee for Samsung watch? ›
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, Wi-Fi and LTE — $500 upfront or $13.88 a month for 36 months.What is the lifespan of a Samsung watch? ›
You may well get two to five years of use out of a smartwatch, or even more, depending on the manufacturer and model. But, ultimately, longevity needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.Is Galaxy Watch 4 better than 5? ›
An overall refined upgrade over the Galaxy Watch 4, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 includes an improved battery life, a stronger glass display, and an all new skin temperature sensor. While the price difference is rather substantial, the new upgrades with this smartwatch are noticeable from the start, and designed to last.How many versions of Galaxy Watch 4 are there? ›
As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes in two case options: 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm model has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 396 x 396 resolution. The 44mm model has a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 450 x 450 resolution. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic meanwhile comes in 42mm and 46mm case options.
Another reason why your Galaxy Watch 4 Classic could be draining fast is because you have apps that need to be updated. Sometimes, these apps are updated when you update the Watch's software, but you might also want to check to update these apps manually. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.Does Samsung Galaxy Watch drain phone battery? ›
The GPS is always working on my phone because of the Galaxy Watch Plugin. The gps logo is always present in the top eight of the phone, near the battery icon. This is causing battery drain. A Smartwatch always needs to know your location in order to keep track of the various Fitness features.Why doesn t my Samsung watch 4 vibrate when I get a text? ›
Swipe to and tap Sounds and vibration, and then tap Sound mode. Make sure it's set to Sound, and then tap the switch next to Vibrate with sound.Can you check email on Samsung watch? ›
With your watch, you can access your emails without even leaving the couch. First, make sure an email account is added to the Samsung Email app on your connected phone. Other Email apps may also include the ability to read emails on the watch, like Outlook on the Galaxy Watch4.How do I optimize my Samsung Galaxy watch? ›
- Let your screen turn off. You can set the display to turn off when not in use, rather than always show the time. ...
- Try a different watch face. ...
- Adjust screen brightness. ...
- Turn off notifications you don't want. ...
- Uninstall apps. ...
- Check battery life & usage.
- Customize Watch Faces. ...
- Reorder Widgets, Quick Settings, and Apps. ...
- Take Screenshots. ...
- Personalize the Home Button Double-Press Shortcut. ...
- Modify the Watch's System-Wide Background. ...
- Add Offline Music and Images.
If your smartwatch is connected to Wi-Fi, and your phone has a Wi-Fi or cellular network connection, your smartphone can be anywhere you like. The Wi-Fi network doesn't have to be the same either. If your smartwatch isn't connected to Wi-Fi, keep it within 30 feet your phone.Does Samsung Watch 4 have speaker? ›
Make and answer calls on your watch
Keep in mind you cannot make or answer calls directly on your watch unless it has a built-in mic and speaker like the Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch4 series, Galaxy Watch5 series, and Gear S3. The Galaxy Fit and Fit2 can only reject calls.
Put your smartwatch into sleep mode when not in use. The screen will turn itself off after a while when not in use, but you can save even more battery if you put your smartwatch into sleep mode immediately when you're ready to stop using it.How long should a Galaxy Watch 4 battery last? ›
Samsung says all Watch 4 models can last up to 40 hours on a charge. Our reviews found that the smaller versions don't quite make it there. The larger 44- and 46-millimeter models last longer between top-ups, more closely matching Samsung's predictions.
While an Inconclusive result can be frightening or worrisome, it's fairly typical for smartwatch ECGs, including Samsung. While the ECG feature on a Samsung watch is a great way to measure your heart rate and heart rhythm, it's fairly limited in diagnosing heart problems.How do I wear the Galaxy Watch 4 correctly? ›
Fit the band to your wrist, insert the pin into an adjustment hole, and then secure the buckle to close it. DO NOT bend the band excessively. Doing so may damage the Galaxy Watch Active. To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch Active, wear it firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist.How tight should I wear my Samsung watch? ›
When measuring your heart rate, wear the Galaxy Watch Active2 snugly on your arm above your wrist as shown in the figure below. If you fasten the Galaxy Watch Active2 too tightly, the skin irritation may occur and if you fasten it too loosely, friction may occur.What are the benefits of wearing Samsung watch? ›
- The Galaxy Watch is a smartwatch that can analyse your exercise pattern, manage your health and allows you to use a variety of convenient apps for making phone calls and playing music. By rotating the bezel, you can access convenient features quickly and easily. ...
- Stay connected longer. ...
- Main Features of Galaxy Watch.