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How to Identify Your Samsung Galaxy Watch Model

Samsung has released several models of the Galaxy Watch, each with its own unique features and specifications. Whether you're troubleshooting a problem or looking to purchase a second-hand model, it's important to know which Galaxy Watch you have. This information will help you understand the capabilities of your device and find the appropriate solutions for any issues you may encounter.

Method 1: From Settings

To quickly identify your Galaxy Watch model, follow these steps:

  1. On your Watch, swipe up on the home screen or swipe left on older models to access the app drawer.
  2. Select the “Settings” app (identified by a cog icon).
  3. Scroll down and choose the “About Watch” option.
  4. Here, you will find the name and model number of your Galaxy Watch.

By searching the model number on Google, you can discover additional details such as the size of your watch and whether it supports LTE connectivity.

Method 2: Using the Wearable App

If your Galaxy Watch is connected to the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone, you can easily find the model number using this method:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app.
  2. The model name of your Galaxy Watch will be displayed at the top of the screen.
  3. To access more detailed information, tap on “Watch settings” and select “About watch.” Here, you will find the model number of your Galaxy Watch.
  4. If you have multiple Galaxy Watches, tap on the three-bar menu icon to see all connected watches listed by their names.

Method 3: Find the Model Name of a New Galaxy Watch

If you have a new Galaxy Watch that hasn't been set up yet, you can still find the model number using the Galaxy Wearable app:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the “Start” button. The app will search for nearby devices and display the model name of your watch.
  3. Alternatively, if you are already using the app for another device, tap on the hamburger menu and select “Add new device.” This will initiate the scanning process and show you the model name of the watch.

Please note that with this method, you can only find the model name of the watch. Once your watch is set up, you can use the previously mentioned methods to find the model number.

Method 4: Other Methods

If you prefer a simpler approach, here are a few other ways to identify your Galaxy Watch model:

  • Check the package or box of your Galaxy Watch. The model name and number are often printed on the packaging.
  • Review your e-commerce shopping history. The model number, along with other specifications, should be listed in your purchase details.
  • Look at the back of your Galaxy Watch. Important details like the model number and size are often printed on the back of the device.

Bonus: Identifying the Operating System

Different Galaxy Watch models run on different operating systems. Here's how you can determine which OS your watch is running:

  • The older models use Tizen OS, while the newer models run on WearOS. You can identify the operating system by the differences in the user interface (UI).
  • On the home screen, swipe up. If it opens an app drawer, your watch is running on WearOS. If the swipe-up gesture is not available and you access the app drawer by swiping left, your watch is running on Tizen OS.
  • Additionally, if your watch supports Google apps, it is running on WearOS. Tizen OS does not support Google apps.
  • Samsung has transitioned to WearOS for newer models, such as the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, Watch 5 series, and Watch 6 series. Older models like the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Watch 3, Watch Active, and Watch Active 2 run on TizenOS.

By following these methods, you can easily identify your Samsung Galaxy Watch model and understand its capabilities. Knowing the model number and operating system will help you troubleshoot issues effectively and make informed decisions when purchasing accessories or apps for your watch.

Before you go, learn how to sideload apps on your Samsung Galaxy Watch for an enhanced experience.