A new ‘heads-up’ feature debuts.
As part of its Digital Wellbeing features, a new feature called Heads Up is coming to Pixel devices. The new feature was found in the latest Digital Wellbeing beta available to select users and will remind you to look up from your smartphone when you’re walking to help you be more aware of your surroundings and avoid any accidents.
Heads Up was originally announced last November, though Google definitely took time to make the feature as accessible as possible. The feature works by showing a notification on your screen, telling you to pay attention. While it’s not a perfect solution, it could definitely help especially when you’re someone who’s always glued to their smartphone screen.
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Accessible through the Digital Wellbeing app for beta users, Heads Up also factors in if the physical activity you’re doing along with your location before it gives you a reminder. If you want to try out the beta, you can look for the Digital Wellbeing app listing on the Google Play Store and join the beta program.
Heads Up might be a Pixel-only feature for now, but hopefully, it should make its way to every other Android device once it’s publicly available.