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The first look at the One UI Watch interface, which will also arrive on other watches this fall.

Google Maps on One Watch UI and other very Google-looking apps.

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The first look at One UI looks, well, very Google-like. The features shown off are pretty straightforward: apps swiping up, world clocks syncing between phone and watch, and universal settings like Do Not Disturb appearing on watch and phone at the same time.

The One UI Watch software loads apps via Google Play, with many (but not necessarily all) Wear OS apps available to load. The Samsung announcement confirms Adidas Running, Golfbuddy Smart Caddie, Strava, Swim.com, Calm, Sleep Cycle, Spotify, YouTube Music and Google Maps as being some of the supported apps. Samsung also confirmed the new platform will support eSIM with LTE connectivity, just like the Galaxy Watch 3, so these new watches can be used without your phone.

Syncing settings between phone and watch should be instant (as you'd expect).

Samsung/Screenshot by Scott Stein/CNET

"We're thrilled to bring longer battery life, faster performance and a wide range of apps, including many from Google to a whole new wearable experience," Google's Sameer Samat says of the new watch in Samsung's press release. 

Some of Samsung's apps from previous Galaxy Watches will be available via Google Play for One UI Watch, but it's not clear which ones yet. Samsung also showed off its watch face designer software for developers or watch face enthusiasts, but it's hard to judge how capable the designer is from the brief glimpse in Samsung's demo video.

Samsung also revealed that owners of Tizen-based watches like the current Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 won't be left out in the cold, guaranteeing software updates and support for that platform up to three years after the initial release date.

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