Samsung wearables will (soon) get more out of the camera

Samsung has added two new functions to the camera app when using various wearables. Read on to find out if the features work for you too.

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Record movie sound with Buds and zoom in with your Watch

Samsung has added extra functions to the camera app, provided you use specific wearables from the company. It concerns the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series. Depending on the product, you can record 360-degree audio or zoom in and out remotely.

Of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have the ability to record 360-degree audio. That simply means that the microphones in your left and right earbuds record audio together. When your Buds 2 Pro are paired with your smartphone and you record a video, this audio will be used. Users with connected headphones can view the video with lifelike sound, says Samsung.

The second feature that Samsung is adding works with the Galaxy Watch 4– in Watch 5smartwatches. In addition to setting a timer, switching cameras and taking photos and videos, you can now also zoom in or out remotely with your Samsung watch.

You do this via the Samsung Camera Controller app on your Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, Watch 5 or 5 Pro. On the Watch 4 Classic you use the rotating bezel to zoom in and on the other watches you pinch the screen with your fingers.

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Who can use these features?

Of course, you need to have the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Galaxy Watch 4 or 5 watch to use the new features. To record 360 degree audio, used Samsung bluetooth LE Audio. Only the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in Fold 4 support this function. From January 17, the update will be rolled out to users.

The new zoom function in the Camera Controller app will be available from February on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, 4 Classic, 5 and 5 Pro. Good luck with shooting.

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