Google Will Soon Remind You to Walk Without Using Your Phone

Google will soon be implementing a new ‘Heads Up’ feature, which will warn you when you try walking and using your phone simultaneously. This safety feature saves users from colliding into a pole or meeting with more severities while walking on the street.

It’s funny that people need to be informed via a smartphone about not using smartphones while walking. The ‘Heads Up’ feature will be part of Google’s ‘Digital Wellbeing’ app. When this safety feature is enabled, the app will display alerts such as look ahead, be careful, stay focused, watch out, stay alert, and watch your step.

You will need to activate the ‘Heads Up’ feature manually via the ‘Digital Wellbeing’ app. To activate this feature, you will need to allow the app to access your location and physical activity.

Hopefully, the new safety feature will prompt all of us to be more cautious while walking with our phones in our hands. Currently, the feature is being rolled out on Google’s Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 devices. The feature will eventually be released on other devices as well.

For any clarifications/feedback on the topic, please contact the writer at bhavana.pn@cleartax.in

You May Also Like

Role of Technology in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic

Technology will not be able to avoid the onset of a pandemic;…
Aadhaar Update

UIDAI Introduces a New Service—“Order Aadhaar Card”

UIDAI has launched “Order Aadhaar Card” service. With the help of this…

Cryptocurrency and Income Tax in India

Regulations on cryptocurrencies are different in different countries across the globe. Even…

Your Internet Bill Might Get Cheaper As Govt Proposes a License Fee Cut

As per a media report, the government is contemplating a license fee…