Back in December, Google announced new updates for Wear OS, which included the voice Assistant integration on adidas Running app. Today, the company published a new blog post, praising its Google Assistant, which made voice commands possible on adidas Running app.
adidas Running app has tens of millions of installs and users love to use it for their health and fitness routine. As part of enhancing the user experience while workout or running, adidas integrated Google Assistant into its Running app, which also benefits users having Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or 5.
adidas Running app adds Assistant
Google revealed that adidas looked to Google Assistant and App Actions to enable hands-free control. It lets users control apps with their voice using built-in intents (BIIs) along with performing specific tasks by voice or act upon tasks such as starting a run or swim.
“We are excited by the possibility of what can be done by enabling voice based interactions and experiences for our users through App Actions,” said Director of Product Innovation for adidas Runtastic.
About adidas Running
This app is developed by Adidas Runtastic, bringing complete sports, fitness & activity tracker to log multiple sports in one place. With compatible wearable, you can track your cardio such as running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc. It features over 90 sports activities that you can track. Get the app via Play Store.
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 lineups run the One UI Watch operating system, based on Wear OS. Ditching Tizen OS, the Korean tech giant decided to bring the widely available OS to its smartwatch portfolio so users have more benefits from Google and third-party devs.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 surfaces as Samsung is about to launch Fan Edition earbuds
According to the info, the OnePlus Buds Pro 3 renders show it looks identical to its predecessor. Design-wise, the only change that can be seen is the metallic finish on the earbuds, while the weight could be 4.77 grams each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 3 reportedly packs 10.4mm (woofer) and 6mm (tweeter). The upcoming earbuds are also said to bring 48dB Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) support as well as IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
Additionally, the earbuds will have Bluetooth v5.3, Google Fast pair, and dual connection support. It’s said that the battery life could be 9 hours, similar to the Buds 2 Pro when ANC is turned off.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series gets new update in September 2023
September 2023 is going on and Samsung has started releasing a new update for Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in India. This update brings the June 2023 security patch to improve system security.
The latest software improves system stability and reliability to provide a better performance and bug-free experience. However, the official changelog nowhere mentions that the update brings any features with the smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series users can identify the September 2023 update in India with the ending version AWI1. It carries an updated package size of 171.38MB.
Users can download this update through the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch settings >> Watch software update >> Download and install. If an update is available, tap the Update now option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap Install now.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) September 26, 2023
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Revolutionizes Running with University of Michigan Partnership
Thanks to Samsung’s research partnership, the Galaxy Watch 6 revolutionizes running with the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. This collaboration is launched to help runners manage their health and physical activity by providing more reliable and accurate data.
The Michigan Performance Research Laboratory (MiPR) — ESSI’s core research lab — will oversee an eight-month study that uses the Galaxy Watch series to estimate the VO2 max and sweat loss of participants as they run.
The study will compare reference data against smartwatch data from both indoor (treadmill) and outdoor running trials of different distances, from 2.5km to 20km.
Runners at all levels grapple with sweat loss, dehydration and heat management, particularly during the summer months. Samsung and University of Michigan teams hope the study’s findings will further enhance smartwatch technology, giving runners more accurate measurements of their health metrics.
Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic feature personalized fitness coaching, advanced sleep management, and health monitoring. For runners, the new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature provides five optimal running intensity levels based on individual physical capabilities.
Additionally, Track Run helps runners record their runs while on a running track. During a run, Galaxy Watch provides in-depth analysis including asymmetry, regularity, and ground contact time to help improve performance and reduce injury.