[Update: May 28] Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 One UI 2 (Watch Edition) update based on Tizen 5.5 to roll out soon

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on September 07, 2020) follows:

A new software update is in the works for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch. The update is expected to tag along a bunch of new features from the newer Galaxy Watch 3, but there is still no actual release date.

At $399, the Galaxy Watch 3 is the latest addition to the growing list of Samsung smartwatches announced this year. The Watch 3, as you’d expect, comes with a bunch of improvements over its predecessors.

While there is little we can do to port the new hardware over to older Galaxy Watch units, the software side of things offers a whole different level of experience.

Just like its smartphones where features that launch with new phones eventually find their way to older models via software updates, Samsung is lining up a huge software update that will bring One UI 2 (Watch Edition) update based on Tizen 5.5.

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At this point, it’s hard to tell exactly which features will be made available to the Galaxy Watch Active 2, but we do have more evidence suggesting that the update, which will arrive as One UI 2 (Watch Edition) based on Tizen 5.5, is almost ready to roll out.

Apparently, the company has already sent out an update to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 plugin that adds compatibility with Tizen 5.5, as seen below.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 One UI 2 (Tizen 5.5) update coming soon (Source)

As noted, this update should tag along a bunch of Galaxy Watch 3 features for those using the Active 2, so it should indeed be an exciting wait. As usual, we will keep our eyes open and let you know when the rollout begins.

Update 1 (September 29)

Galaxy Watch Active 2 users from India, Canada, Czech Republic, Turkey, and the UK are now reporting that the Tizen 5.5 update has begun rolling out for the smartwatch. It brings new features such as fall detection, VO2Max, Advanced running analysis, and more.

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Update 1 (November 04)

It now appears that the Tizen 5.5 is rolling out for LTE Galaxy Watch 2 units in Europe. The update carries the build number BTI9 and weighs 291.70 MB. A user has confirmed receiving the update on Reddit.

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Update 2 (November 13)

Galaxy Watch Active 2 users in Europe are now beginning to receive the Tizen 5.5.0.1 update. It is rolling out with the build number CTJ5 and brings a few changes and improvements. We’ve added a screenshot of the changelog below:

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Update 3 (December 26)

Verizon has released the Tizen 5.5 update for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. It comes with the software version R845/R855USQU1BTK2 and includes the following features as per the official changelog:

– Smart Reply: Reply with suggested messages.
– AR Emoji/Bitmoji: Use your phone’s AR Emoji/Bitmoji on your watch.
– SmartThings Find: Locate your watch even when it’s offline.
– Screen Capture: Take screenshots on your watch and send them to your phone.
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Update 4 (February 20)

According to TELUS’ software update schedule, the Tizen 5.5 update for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40 mm and 44 mm) will go live on February 23.

Update 5 (March 12)

An individual has taken to Reddit to confirm that they have received the Tizen 5.5.0.1 update on the Samsung Galaxy Watch (SM-R800) in Chile.

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Update 6 (March 13)

TELUS has once again revealed — through its software update schedule — that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 42 mm and 46 mm will get the Tizen OS 5.5 update in Canada on March 23.

Update 7 (March 15)

A Galaxy Watch 46 mm user has confirmed receiving the Tizen OS 5.5 update in Australia. The update weighs 295.90 MB and should also be available for the 42 mm variant of the watch as well.

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Update 8 (March 18)

Samsung appears to be sending out the Tizen OS 5.5.0.1 update for the Galaxy Watch in Canada. A user with the 46mm variant of the watch has confirmed receiving the new update.

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Thank you for the tip, Grim Oak!

Update 9 (April 08)

Verizon and Samsung have sent out the Tizen OS 5.5 update for the Galaxy Watch 46mm and 42mm models. The update bears the software version number R8x5USQU1DUB4 and also carries some fixes.

Here’s the changelog:

– Smart Reply – Reply with suggested messages
– AR Emoji/Bitmoji – Use your phone’s AR Emoji/Bitmoji on your watch
– SmartThings Find – Locate your watch even when it’s offline
– Screen Capture – Take screenshots on your watch and send them to your phone
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Update 10 (May 28)

The Tizen 5.5.0.2 update is now out for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. The update offers enhancements for the auto walking/running and Inactive Alert icons along with device security improvements.

– Enhanced the auto walking/running icons
– Enhanced the ‘Inactive Alert’ icon
– Improved device stability

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