Galaxy Watch Active 1 users gets Touch Bezel functionality as part of latest update

Original Galaxy Watch Active 1 users are today getting an software update for touch bezel functionality, my style watch face and more. R500XXU1DSL1 / Tizen and One UI Watch version 1.5.
Jan 2, 2020

We've had quite a few happy Galaxy Watch users that have recently received a software update Introducing lots of bells and whistles. Well, today it's the turn of the original Galaxy Watch Active 1 smartwatch users to get some update love. The software / firmware version is R500XXU1DSL1 with Tizen software and One UI Watch version 1.5.

The biggest feature that they can now make use of, that was released as part of the One UI 1.5 update, is simulation of a touch bezel. Now, Origianl GWA users can navigate the user Interface and menus just like GWA2 users do. Another feature that seems to be a big hit with our readers is the new watch face 'my style'. This recommends variety of watch faces that suits outfit by taking picture of clothing. Below is the full change log as part of this update:

Galaxy Watch Active 1 Changelog

  • Touch bezel added
  • Allow user to mimic the experience of rotary bezel in digital which allows for easier navigation and control of watch
  • Watch faces : Additional Watch Face Complications added. (Begin Workout, Breathing and others.)
  • Added new watch face 'My Style' which recommends variety of watch faces that suits outfit by taking picture of clothing
  • Additional indicator feature in watch face to show background running app such as workout tracking, timer.  Tapping on the indicator will take you back to the app
  • Additional emoticons to provide variety of skin tones
  • Improved User Interaction for following features
  • Always on Display screen is easier to read while on charging or in battery saving mode
  • Customizing the order of icons in quick panel is easier
  • Samsung Health improvement
  • Lap time tracking has been improved for running and cycling activities
  • Data sync via NFC with Technogym workout equipments have been added

Manually update your Galaxy Watch Active 1

You should get a notification telling you the update is available in your region. Just in case you don't, you can manually check by: Launch Galaxy wearables app -> scroll down to Watch Software Update -> Select Download and Install.

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