Samsung is adding new watchfaces to the Galaxy Watch 4

The Verge - Wed Oct 20 14:00

Samsung is bringing some new features to its Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches in a new update, the company announced Wednesday. Perhaps the most significant change is four new watchfaces, which include a basic dashboard and a weather-focused one. You can see them in the GIF below from Samsung.

New faces aren’t the only updates headed to the new watches; you’ll also be able to use a “knock-knock” motion in the air to launch a preset app or feature. Fall detection has also been improved so that if you’re standing still and you fall, the watch will still detect it.

The update adding the new features will roll out starting Wednesday for Bluetooth versions of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, while the LTE versions will get it shortly after, Samsung says.

The company is also announcing designer versions of the Galaxy Watch 4 and its Galaxy Buds 2 made in collaboration with the brand Kitsuné. They come in a nice-looking taupe color, and like the company’s collaborations with Thom Browne, the Kitsuné-branded devices have some special design touches that make them stand apart from the standard Watch 4 and Buds 2. You can see pictures of the new devices below from Samsung:

The Galaxy Watch 4 Maison Kitsuné Edition.
Image: Samsung
The Galaxy Buds 2 Maison Kitsuné Edition.
Image: Samsung

If you want to pick these up, though, you’ll want to act fast, as Samsung says there will only be a limited number of them available in select markets. The Galaxy Buds 2 Maison Kitsuné Edition will cost $249.99 (a $100 premium over the standard Buds 2), while the Galaxy Watch 4 Maison Kitsuné Edition will come in a 40mm Bluetooth aluminum version for $399.99 (a $150 jump from the base Watch 4). They’ll both be available for preorder starting Wednesday.