Distractions with the mobile phone are the order of the day, and it is that in Spain it is more frequent than it seems to see someone get scared by looking at the mobile while walking down the street. It seems like it’s a more common problem than it sounds, and Google seems to want to help prevent it with its new digital health tool.
Heads Up It is a new function that is hidden in the code of the latest version of digital well-being, and its main feature is to remind us to be attentive to the environment when we are walking down the street.
The new digital wellness feature can save us a mess
It is common for applications to hide hidden code about the news that is currently in development and that will arrive soon. The last feature discovered can help us avoid stumbling down the street by being too attentive on the mobile.
The new feature is similar to the security tool that has the augmented reality mode of Google Maps, which is capable of detecting when we are walking to disable augmented reality and avoid stumbling while we are chasing a direction.
The augmented reality of Google Maps also warns us when we are moving.
This feature is coming soon to digital wellness withHeads Up, indicating to us by means of the activity sensors that we are using the mobile so that we are not distracted, showing warnings of all kinds. These notifications should appear on the screen, regardless of the type of application that we are using on the mobile, being also compatible with any mobile compatible with the application and without needing a system update.
Like any digital well-being feature, it will ultimately depend on activating it manually to take effect, so its usefulness will ultimately fall on a small niche of users who are aware that they use their mobile too much and cannot control it themselves.
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