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Samsung brings new ‘neck stretch reminders’ feature with Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro neck stretch reminders feature

Alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4, Samsung also launched the new Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro wearables with new features. New Samsung devices will start shipping to consumers beginning August 26, however, a new feature of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro just spotted that will send you reminders to stretch your neck.

Spotted by @milesabovetech, Samsung silently debuted a new wellness feature with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro so the risk of stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and back can be reduced. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can detect your head position and notify you when you’ve continuously bent your head for 10 minutes.

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It usually happens that we start using our phones with keeping our entire focus on what we are doing: playing games or watching the content. In that case, we spend a long time with the straight neck, which causes issues like neck and back pain.

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New Samsung ‘neck stretch reminders’ features will surely benefit consumers while wearing the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. It will monitor the activity through hardware installed inside and artificial intelligence, if you don’t bend your head for 10 minutes, it will notify you to do so.

Along with this, the screenshot of the feature’s detail page mentions a guide on how to stretch your neck so you can follow the earbuds’ notification in the right way.

As of now, Buds 2 Pro users can access the neck stretch feature through the Galaxy Wearable app, however, we are guessing that Samsung could expand its availability through firmware updates.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5 gain new Tiles and other Google app improvements

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Google recently introduced a set of new features, such as Reading mode, emoji mashups, security alerts, and more, for Android devices. Additionally, the company has also announced three new tiles and other Google app improvements for its Wear OS smartwatches including Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5.

New Tiles:

Wear OS tiles make it easy to see important information at a glance. Google already offers Google Maps tile to let users start navigating to their home or office from anywhere. Meanwhile, to help users get more things done from their watch, the company is now bringing three new Tiles.

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These include Favorite Contacts, Sunrise Time, and Sunset Time. The Favorite Contacts show up to five people’s profile images and feature a shortcut to open the full Google Contacts app, whereas, the Sunrise Time and Sunset Time note what time the two daily events will occur and provides a countdown toward each.

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Improved Google Keep:

Google has further updated the Google Keep app for Wear OS customers so that users’ notes and to-dos on their watches look as good as on their phones. This app update brings the ability to view labels, collaborators, photos, custom backgrounds, and even drawings.

Improved Google Assistant:

It’s not been so long since Google released Google Assistant for its Wear OS smartwatch customers. The company is now significantly improving this feature with the integration of the Adidas Running app.

You can use Google Assistant to quickly jump into over 30 types of workouts with the Adidas Running app. Just say “Hey Google, start running with Adidas Running” and the app will open and start tracking your workout, noting your pace, distance, and heart rate via the built-in sensors on your smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 running Wear OS 3.5 will get access to all these new tiles and Google app improvements shortly.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro getting November 2022 update in the US

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Samsung has started releasing November 2022 update for Galaxy Buds 2 Pro users in the US. You can identify the latest update through the One UI build version R510XXU0AVK3 and an update package size of 5.85 MB.

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According to the changelog, the update doesn’t bring any new features or major changes but it improves system reliability and stability. We recommend users install this update to get a better experience than the previous one.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro India

Currently, the November 2022 update is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in the US and the company will soon expand it in more regions. It is an initial rollout so it may take some time to reach all eligible devices.

Furthermore, you can check the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 update status by opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected smartphone searching for the Earbuds software update, and clicking on Download and install.

Launched in August 2022, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro features a 24-bit hi-fi sound quality, enhanced 360 immersive audio, intelligent Audio Noise Cancelation, improved Head Tracking Response, Auto Switch feature, and more. After its launch, Samsung started enhancing the features and performance of these earbuds through new updates.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 gets FIFA World Cup Ball watch faces in India

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Samsung recently released November 2022 update for Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 users in Korea. Now, the company is expanding November 2022 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 users in India, which brings a new ball watch face.

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According to the changelog, the new update of Galaxy Watch 5 added a new Ball face under the Graphical Category of the Galaxy Wearable app. The new watch face is added to Galaxy Watch 5 in celebration of the FIFA World Cup, users can cheer on their favorite team by using the flag as the background of the Watch face.

In addition, the update installs the latest Android patch to improve system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. You can identify the new watch face addition update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in India with the One UI build version ending with AVK7. 

You will have to download a half GB package to install the latest update, you can use a Wi-Fi connection to install the update as the package size is large.

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How to update?

Before following the steps mentioned below, make sure the watch has a good charge on it. You may not be able to update without at least a 30% charge.

  • On the connected phone, navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app.
  • Tap Watch settings >> Watch software update.
  • If your watch displays a Home tab, swipe to and tap Watch software update or Band software update.
  • Tap Download and install.
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