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Clench your fist to answer a call on Galaxy Watch 3, twist your wrist to reject, code snippets suggest

Just clench and unclench your fist to take a call on the Galaxy Watch 3. (Image: XDA Developers)
Just clench and unclench your fist to take a call on the Galaxy Watch 3. (Image: XDA Developers)
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 looks like it will pack a few new tricks up its sleeve. Based on an examination of the new plugin software users will be able to use new gestures and movements to answer and reject phones.

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 5 is quickly approaching but as usual, that means that more features and details of its forthcoming products that haven’t already leaked continue to trickle out. The latest leaks apply to the Galaxy Watch 3 which looks to have picked up some useful new tricks, assuming they work as intended in practice. Both XDA Developers and 9to5Google have spotted references in the upcoming plugin software for the device relating to answering and rejecting calls.

At the moment, taking calls and cancelling calls requires users to lift their wrist and tap to either accept or reject a call. In a case of “Why hasn’t some thought of this before?”, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 engineers look to be using motion detection to allow users to accept a call by simply clenching and unclenching their fist. Call rejection would simply require a counter-clockwise twist of the wrist – the same gesture can also be used for silencing an alarm.

Another useful feature coming in the Galaxy Watch 3 is a new fall detection system. If the use is suspected of having had a fall, it will ring for one minute and if the user doesn’t turn off the buzzer it will automatically send a message to emergency contacts as well as the user’s location. There will also be the option to call emergency services automatically as well. It looks like the Galaxy Watch 3 is shaping up nicely with some handy and practical new features.

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. (Image: Evan Blass)
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. (Image: Evan Blass)

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-07-26 (Update: 2020-07-26)