Earlier this month, we mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 could be arriving soon. Before the information was shared, we noted that the original Samsung Galaxy Watch might get the latest Watch 3 features. There is a possibility that the wearable series uses WearOS instead of Tizen, or it can run on both. We’re not sure when the South Korean tech giant will announce the new smartwatch series, but we’re pretty sure it will be powered by WearOS.
A reference to Wear OS was seen in the code for the Galaxy Wearable app. We just told you about the Galaxy Buds2 and now another clue. There is no doubt that Samsung is working on a new one. It’s just a matter of waiting for the official announcement.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 it will run on Wear OS. A ‘merlot’ was mentioned as a code name for the company’s new watches. It could also refer to the chip, specifically, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is also expected to arrive alongside a new Galaxy Watch Active. They will be available in different sizes: 40/41 mm and 44/45 mm and with LTE and Bluetooth-only variants. There’s not much in wearables, but we can probably look forward to ECG, blood pressure monitoring support, blood oxygen saturation feature, and SmartThings Find support, among others.
If it does indeed run on Wear OS, expect the Google Assistant, third-party tile support, adding more than five tiles, faster performance, and longer battery life. Let’s wait and see.