Samsung updates the Buds and Watch software

New software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Galaxy Watch series aim to “increase” content capture for Galaxy users.

Paired with the latest wearable devices, the Galaxy camera is boosted by 360-degree audio recording that brings immersive sound to video content, along with a camera controller upgrade that makes it easy to zoom in and out remotely.

By pairing Galaxy Buds2 Pro with a Galaxy smartphone, users can record realistic audio for videos without the need for bulky professional equipment. The feature captures 360-degree sound via a microphone in each earbud, putting viewers at the center of the immersive sounds. According to Samsung, users can plug in connected headphones and play the video on their device or social media channel to hear lifelike sounds that mimic an in-person experience.

360 Audio Recording is the first feature in the Galaxy lineup to leverage LE Audio, a new Bluetooth audio capability. This new technology offers better audio quality as well as improved latency and battery life. LE Audio not only offers better-sounding music, but also expands the spectrum of audio experiences to deliver more complex and richer sound that can be shared with others.

Now, LE Audio brings binaural recording to Galaxy Buds2 Pro, utilizing the left and right mics simultaneously. When pairing the Buds2 Pro with a Galaxy Z Flip4 or Fold4, users will enjoy high-quality stereo audio as well as high-quality video.

The Galaxy Watch camera controller app that allows users to control their phone camera from their wrist also has an update coming soon to the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch4 series. It adds zoom capabilities and further expands the Galaxy camera experience with smartphone and watch connectivity. Now users can remotely control their phone’s camera zoom with a swipe of the watch face or a twist of the rotating bezel – ideal for group shots or solo selfies from afar.

The new 360-degree audio recording feature will be released gradually via software updates on Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4. The updated camera controller feature will be available on the Galaxy Watch5, Watch5 Pro, Watch4 and Watch4 Classic in February.

Tune in on February 1st for more details on Samsung’s advanced Galaxy smartphone to be announced at Galaxy Unpacked: -epic