Probably the most distinctive options about any Samsung Galaxy Watch is indubitably its rotating bezel. Whether or not that be a bodily bezel that slides round on the Galaxy Watch 4 Traditional or a digital, touch-powered bezel like on the Galaxy Watch 4, interacting with one in all Samsung’s watches is a enjoyable expertise. Nicely, it’s enjoyable when all of it works correctly.
The contact bezel on the Galaxy Watch 4 (evaluation) shouldn’t be nice out of the field, and at the least in my testing, barely works sufficient to even use. I don’t keep in mind that being the case on the Galaxy Watch Energetic 2, which had an analogous contact bezel, so making an attempt to make use of the Watch 4’s and instantly discovering myself pissed off was stunning.
Apparently, I’m not alone in not having fun with this contact bezel expertise. Samsung is pushing a brand new replace to the Galaxy Watch 4 immediately that particularly targets the contact bezel. Samsung describes the replace as having “improved usability of the next purposes or options: Contact bezel.” There are different enhancements to “system stability and reliability,” however that first half is the massive piece right here.
The replace is rolling out now as construct R870XXU1BUI5 and weighs in at roughly 159MB. That appears massive for an replace that’s attempting to repair one of many watch’s standout options.
Did the replace repair it? I don’t assume so. I’m up to date now and rebooted and there’s nonetheless a noticeable quantity of lag between the time my finger first swipes and when it the UI begins transferring. Good try, although, Samsung.