Leading smartphone maker Samsung has rolled out a firmware update with intuitive S bike mode to select Galaxy J series phones.
Samsung's exclusive S bike feature has been made available to Galaxy J2, J5 and J7 in India, Mahesh Telecom, Mumbai-based smartphone vendor, said on Twitter.
For those unaware, S bike mode was first introduced in Galaxy J3 (2016), which was launched in March. This intuitive feature comes into play when a user is riding a two-wheeler. If someone calls the Samsung Galaxy J3 (also the J2, J5 and J7) owner, they will get an automatic reply saying the device user is on the road, and may be reachable later. If the caller wishes to convey some emergency news, they will be asked to press "1" to override the S bike mode.
Another notable thing about S bike mode is its safety feature, which tracks the motion of the smartphone and will lock the device's screen so the owner will be able to take the call only after the vehicle stops, Samsung claims.
The Galaxy J3 (2016) comes with Near Field Communication (NFC)-based sticker, which has to be pasted on any easily accessible spot of the vehicle. Users just have to tap the phone on the sticker and it will automatically activate the S bike mode.
However, Galaxy J2, J5 and J7 owners have to perform extra steps to launch S bike mode. They have to go the settings toggle and physically activate it.
As of now, there is no word on whether the S bike mode will be made available to other Samsung phones or not.
Watch this space for more updates.