Apple showcased their new Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2’s significant and new Double Tap functionality during the launch event for the iPhone 15 series. Double Tap is a novel gesture feature for the most recent Apple watches that allows you to operate your watch without ever touching the screen by quickly tapping your thumb and index finger together twice. This enables the wearer to operate their wristwatch while still holding on to anything, like a rock face, with one hand. The key behind this feature is that the Apple Watch will be able to recognize your muscle spasms and take appropriate responses.
However, this feature hasn’t been unveiled for the very first time by Apple, as the Galaxy Watches also hold this functionality, but with a different title, so some people may not find this out. This feature comes as a lottery for the lazy folks who always skip their alarm and set it to snooze; here it can be done just by double tapping your fingers.
Galaxy Watch’s functionality for making gestures
The ability to access your smartwatches through actions is something that was brought to Galaxy watches very early. It may be surprising, but the series of the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5, and Watch 6 has this functionality; all credits go to the One UI Watch 5, where the wearer just needs to recognize their fist or wrist shake along with the squeezing of their fingers. The Galaxy Watch carries out every action with the provided universal gesture.
- Shake your wrist twice to activate universal gestures.
- Pinch your thumb and index finger; move to the next item.
- Double pinch: Previous item
- Make a fist. Tap
- Do a double fist. Open the action menu.
Galaxy Watch: To activate the universal gestures, the below-mentioned process needs to be followed:
- First, tap the settings cog by swiping down on your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5, noting that it should be running on One UI Watch 5 beta or later.
- After that, select accessibility.
- Interaction and dexterity tapping
- Toggle it on by tapping Universal Gestures.
To make sure the users know that the Universal Gestures are enabled on their Galaxy Watches, every button and UI element that can be interacted with has this striking yellow outline. To enable the universal gestures, the user should go back to settings to turn them off if they don’t want to see the yellow outline. There is something that the wearer needs to pay attention to; if they don’t make proper movements, the watch might not detect them, and as a result, the display can go shut and need to be woken up by tapping it.
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