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Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro receive second software update within a month

The Galaxy Watch5 series is the first to launch with Wear OS 3.5. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Watch5 series is the first to launch with Wear OS 3.5. (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung has started rolling out another update to the Galaxy Watch5 series, the second since their introduction last month. Released for all versions of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, the update improves GPS stability, among other changes.

Only a few weeks have passed since Samsung introduced the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, replacements for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic and the second generation of smartwatches running One UI Watch. Arguably, the launch has not been a smooth one, not least because neither model recharge as quickly and are as thin as Samsung advertised. Also, it turns out that the D-Buckle Sport Band shipping with Galaxy Watch5 Pro models causes problems on some laptops.

It turns out that Samsung believes that there are software improvements that needed releasing quickly. Specifically, the company has now issued two software updates, most recently with R9xx0XXU1AVH6. For reference, 'xx' in the build number denotes device-specific model numbers; SM-R900 is the Galaxy Watch5, for example, while SM-R925 is the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Currently, the new update is undergoing a slow rollout. Supposedly, the update has only reached North American models so far, although we imagine that Samsung will not take too long before it releases the new update in other markets.

According to Samsung's changelog, R9xx0XXU1AVH6 improves GPS stability, but maintains the Galaxy Watch5 series on the July 2022 set of security patches. Typically, Samsung updates the security patch status of its wearables in an erratic manner. Hence, the next update may skip the August 2022 patches altogether and jump to the September versions. The changelog adds that the new improves system stability and reliability too, as well as applying new stabilisation codes for watch operation. Unfortunately, Samsung has decided against including new features in this month's update for some reason.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-15 (Update: 2022-09-15)