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

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

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.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.