Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 offers fall detection and gesture control

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 offers fall detection and gesture control

On August 5, Samsung will probably present the Galaxy Watch 3 as one of five new products. Even if all important features are already known de facto. Two details have now been leaked through the associated Samsung app and they promise practical new functions.

Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Watch 3 on August 5, what we can expect apart from Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Tab S7-Duo is more or less already known to most, at least regular Notebookcheck readers. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 plugin app, which was analyzed by the colleagues at the XDA Developers Forum, now also provides new details.

There was some evidence of gesture control, i.e. hand gestures that trigger certain functions. As the animated pictures below demonstrate, you can answer a call by clenching your fist. Since the smartwatch has a speaker, you can also speak directly into your Galaxy Watch 3. On the other hand, if you do not want to take the call, just turn your wrist.



Fall detection is on board

By the way, to take a screenshot, you will have to press both buttons on the side in parallel in the future Which is another change compared to the first Galaxy Watch. Last but not least, images from the Samsung Companion app for the Galaxy Watch 3 also indicate case detection. The feature apparently works similarly to the already known SOS mode. As soon as the watch registers a fall, it rings for 60 seconds. If there is no response during this period, the Galaxy Watch 3 can send the coordination and a five-second audio recording to emergency contacts. Optionally, an emergency call can also be sent if you have created the appropriate contacts.

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