news · 04/06/2024 0

Time runs out for Tizen-powered Galaxy Watches as Samsung plans to end support in 2025


As Wear OS powered watches move into the future with AI, the older Tizen watches are heading off into the sunset. A notification from the Galaxy Store app announced that support for these older models is ending later this year.

This change affects all Tizen-based Galaxy Watches that were still supported (even older Galaxy Gear models have already been retired). This is for owners of the Galaxy Watch to Watch 3, plus the two Watch Active models.

Here is the timeline. From September 30 this year, users will no longer be able to purchase paid Tizen apps for their watches. From May 31, 2025, they will no longer be able to download even free apps (no other content either).

Time runs out for Tizen-powered Galaxy Watches as Samsung plans to end support in 2025

The apps that are already installed will continue to run, of course, but you may want to have a look through the Galaxy Store and download any apps you think you might need, don’t leave it until the last moment.

The last Tizen model, the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 launched in 2020, so it’s already four years old and will be five by the time support ends. The last update for it came in December last year and it didn’t change much – it just brought some new watch faces.

Do you still have a Galaxy Watch with Tizen? Do you still use it? Let us know below.

PS. The Galaxy Watch4 and newer (which run Google’s Wear OS instead of Tizen) are unaffected by this change.

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