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Galaxy Watches and Buds 2 Pro are now better companions for your phone's camera

Now do more on your phone's camera using the Samsung accessories.
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Published onJanuary 12, 2023

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TL;DR
  • Samsung is rolling out new camera companion features to the Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
  • You can now use the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro to record audio while shooting videos with your Samsung phone.
  • The Galaxy Watch 5 and 4 series are getting camera zoom controls.

Samsung is rolling out updates to the recent Galaxy Watch lineup and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro which makes them more capable companions for your Samsung phone’s camera.

Bluetooth LE Audio on Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are gaining a new 360-degree audio recording feature that lets users capture sound using the microphone in each bud while recording a video on their phones. Samsung says the feature picks up 360-degree sound and emulates an in-person experience. “Users can pop-in connected headphones and playback the video on their device to hear lifelike, immersive sounds,” the company noted in a press release.

The feature leverages Bluetooth LE (low energy) Audio to enable both left and right mics on the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro to record audio simultaneously. 360-degree audio recordings will be available on the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro paired with Galaxy phones running One UI 5.0 or above with LE audio support, including the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and upcoming Samsung phones.

Zoom in with your Samsung Galaxy Watch

For the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 lineup, Samsung will enable camera zoom controls on the smartwatches with an update coming this February. The watches already have a camera controller app. The new update will allow users to remotely zoom their Galaxy phone’s camera by pinching the watch face or turning the rotating bezel.