Google’s Heads Up App for You to Stop Using Phone while Walking
Google’s Heads Up app will remind you to raise your head from your phone when you walk on the street.
The Wellbeing app will have this function, which will prevent more than one accident with reminders of ‘Heads Up’.
Google has introduced the new active function in its Digital Wellbeing application that reminds users to lift their head from their mobile phone while walking on the street to avoid accidents.
“Heads Up” sends users reminders to stop using the phone while they walk, to focus on what is around them, although the company clarifies in the description that these notifications do not replace the attention that must be paid.
These notices first appeared in Google’s Digital Wellbeing app code in November of last year. Now the company has started distributing them, first on Pixel phones, as reported by XDA Developers.
The function can be activated under the section “Reduce interruptions”, and it detects the movement of users and has access to the GPS to be able to send notifications and avoid hitting a lamppost or going to cross without first looking if a car is coming.