Samsung's Galaxy Watch4 series gets its first software update prior to even hitting the market yet
Most SKUs of the Galaxy Watch4 and its Classic counterpart (finished in stainless steel) are slated to reach those who pre-ordered them following their Unpacked launch by August 27, 2021. Now, it seems that the first things these wearables will want to do on their first boot out of the box is download and install a software update.
SamMobile claims to have observed that the Galaxy Watch4 and 4 Classic are already prompting connected smartphones to download their inaugural replacement software version. It is known as the R8xxXXU1BUH5 firmware for the new smartwatches' line.
There is no hugely detailed changelog for the first-ever "Wear OS powered by Samsung" update: it seems it will just generally enhance stability, fix unspecified bugs and augment the watches' feature-set. The new OTA can be installed via the OEM's Wearable smartphone app, although the device to go along with it will of course require an order on a retailer such as Samsung.com, depending on the aspiring owner's market.
For example, the Watch4 series starts at US$249 from Samsung's US webstore, although there may still be deals and discounts for trade-ins or additional purchases, such as for a new pair of Galaxy Buds2. Alternatively, its predecessor the Watch3 might go for an increasingly good price on platforms such as Amazon from now on.