Galaxy Watch 3 Veteran Shines with New One UI Watch 5 Faces: A Blast to the Past

What you should know

  • The Galaxy Watch 6 is a top smartwatch option for Android phone users, despite its somewhat limited battery life.
  • Updates for the older Galaxy Watch 3 model are still being rolled out, including the One UI Watch 5 update that was first introduced with the Galaxy Watch 6 series.
  • Two new watch faces, Stretched Time and Perpetual, from the latest version of One UI, are now available for the Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2.
  • The last significant update for the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Watch Active 2, which included a range of new features, was in September 2022.

Full Story

The Galaxy Watch 6 is more than just ‘great’. It’s got a bit of a battery life issue, but if you’re an Android user craving that OLED goodness, it’s still one of your best smartwatch options.

But hey, not everyone’s rocking the latest Samsung timepiece. Plenty of folks are still happy with their Galaxy Watch 3 and aren’t planning on ditching it anytime soon.

According to SamMobile, updates for the Galaxy Watch 3 are still coming in. Samsung’s One UI Watch 5 update, which made its grand debut with the Galaxy Watch 6 series, has already landed on the Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 lineups.

Now, the Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 are getting in on the action. They’re getting some of the newest watch faces from the update. But, just a heads up, older smartwatches running Tizen OS won’t be getting this update.

The two new watch faces? They’re called Stretched Time and Perpetual, borrowed from the latest version of One UI.

This update has the firmware versions R840XXU1DWK2 / R850XXU1DWK2 and it’s currently rolling out in Europe. The Tizen OS version? Still unchanged at

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 hasn’t gotten these new watch faces yet. But, it should eventually. Perhaps with its next firmware update?

The last time the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Watch Active 2 got a bunch of new features? That was back in September 2022.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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