Galaxy Watch 5: The watch can now zoom with your Samsung smartphone’s camera

For several years, Samsung has been enabling their watch to control a Galaxy smartphone’s camera via the Camera Controller app. This is available on Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5 and is now much more useful than before. Indeed, Samsung has released an update (version R900XXU1AWA3) that adds a brand new feature.

With the new version of the Camera Controller app, Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 connected watches are now available. capable of controlling the zoom of your smartphone’s camera. For this you just have to pinch the screen or turn the dial. Previously, it was simply possible to preview what the camera saw and press the shutter button.

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Galaxy Watches now lets you take better shots

Some users who use their watch to take selfies have complained that they can’t easily crop the image when the smartphone is placed too far away, but with this new update, it’s history.

For now, it looks like Samsung has only made the new version available in the US, but It should reach Europe fairly quickly. We remind you that you must use a Galaxy smartphone to take advantage of the functionality. Also remember that Samsung will limit the feature to devices running One UI 5.1 or a higher version with the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app installed.

Fortunately, this is not the only innovation in this new version. The update also adds a “Connected Device Diagnostics” option to the Samsung Members app that lets you check if your Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro hardware is working properly. It will also show you information such as the battery health of the watch.

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