Google has a new feature for Pixel phones in the latest beta of Digital Wellbeing. Aptly named “Heads Up”, it is a reminder to look up from your phone while walking, hopefully to avoid an accident.
Heads Up is now rolling out to Digital Wellbeing beta users. If you pay attention to the finer details in the Android world, you might remember hearing about it back in November XDA developer (above Android Central) revealed it. However, Google has taken the time to ensure this feature is working properly.
The reminder notification will appear to ask you to be aware of your surroundings. However, Google notes that heads up is no substitute for actually knowing what is around you. While there are practical benefits to not bumping into other people or objects, it can also save your life when you cross the street.
If you own a Pixel and are in the beta version of Digital Wellbeing, you can access Heads Up in the “Reduce Interruptions” section in the app settings. Once activated, you will have access to some of the permissions required for the feature to function such as: B. Location and physical activity.
Digital Wellbeing adds “Heads Up,” a feature that warns you not to use your phone while walking. @xdadevelopers @thetymonbay @XDA_Forum_Admin @thetymonbay pic.twitter.com/5pEEgwuTMpApril 11, 2021
To join the beta, simply go to the app’s list on the Play Store, scroll down and tap the Join Beta button. You will be registered and it will take a few minutes for the store to send you the beta update file. You will be asked to update Digital Wellbeing and you should be ready to move on from there.
Again, this is limited to pixels for the time being, but we’re sure it will carry over to that best android phones soon. At the moment we trust that you can take care of your surroundings yourself. We should all be aware of what is around us while mindlessly walking with a smartphone.