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The Galaxy Watch 4 Is Getting New Watch Faces That Might Not Suck

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 in black, white, green, and champagne.

Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best Android smartwatches of all time, but man, its watch faces leave a lot to be desired. That’s why, along with improved Fall Detection and Gesture features, Samsung is rolling out a set of new watch faces and customization features for Galaxy Watch 4.

This feature update is rolling out today for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, though it won’t reach LTE models for a few days, according to Samsung. Along with its new watch faces, which we’ll get to in a minute, it includes a customizable “knock knock” gesture. Just do a “knock knock” motion to open an app, set a reminder, or trigger any other action.

Fall detection also gets a new Sensitivity option. Previously, your Galaxy Watch could only detect if you fell while exercising. But by changing the sensitivity, it can detect when you fall while standing still. It can also send an emergency SOS to a family member—or four family members, if you wish.

And of course, there are the new Galaxy Watch 4 watch faces. You can now run a Weather watch face to see forecasts at a glance, or use the Basic Dashboard to only see the things you care about.

Samsung is also adding more customization options to its Brick, Animals, and My Photo+ watch faces, allowing you to add up to four “Complications,” such as heart rate and daily activities. (The “Complications” name is confusing, I know.)

If you’re reading this, then you probably own a Galaxy Watch 4. Or maybe not? Either way, Samsung just unveiled a new Maison Kitsuné version of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds 2. It features a unique design with cute foxes.

And like Samsung’s Thom Browne collaborations, the new Maison Kitsuné cost a lot of money. Prepare to pay at least $400 for the custom Galaxy Watch 4 ($150 over retail) and $250 for the Galaxy Buds 2 ($100 over retail).

Oh, and there’s just one more thing. Samsung now offers Bespoke customization for its Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. You can pick out all kinds of crazy color combinations in the new Bespoke Studio while ordering your Watch 4 or Flip 3—just click “Your Style” when purchasing these products at the Samsung website.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Now available with Bespoke watch band customizations, the Galaxy Watch 4 starts at just $250. It’s the most powerful Wear OS device yet, and it’s the best smartwatch for Samsung users.

Andrew Heinzman Andrew Heinzman
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