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How the S bike mode on Samsung Galaxy J3 works

Samsung Galaxy J3 comes with the S bike feature, which lets bike riders facilitate calls while driving. Here's how the feature works

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Samsung launched its budget smartphone Galaxy J3 in India today. Samsung Galaxy J3 is a 5-inch smartphone with 720p HD AMOLED display. However, the most notable feature of Galaxy J3 is its S bike mode that makes it easy for two-wheeler riders to facilitate calls.

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The S bike mode, once activated, will inform callers through an automated answering machine that the Galaxy J3 user is riding and cannot take calls. In case of an emergency, callers can press 1, which allows the call to go through. Bikers can then halt and take those emergency calls.

Here’s how the S bike mode works:

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Quick Activation: The Galaxy J3 has in-built NFC hardware and the device has an S bike mode NFC Tag. Users can gently tap the Samsung Galaxy J3 on this tag to activate or deactivate the S bike mode. This one also has an option to use the quick panel and activate or deactivate the feature.

Urgent Call Alert System: The S bike mode in Samsung Galaxy J3 users does not allow calls or notifications to get through while a user is riding the bike. However, in case of emergency, a caller can press 1 to make a call.

Motion Lock: The motion lock feature in Samsung Galaxy J3 ensures that if a user decides to take the urgent incoming call, he brings his bike to a halt. The phone does not allow the incoming call to get answered during the motion lock mode.

Users can also see a log of call notifications while the mode is enabled. The S bike feature comes with smart reply which can be activated to send auto-SMS with an estimate of when the user is likely to be available for a call.


Samsung Galaxy J3 S bike mode has a dashboard of time and distance travelled using the S bike mode. Users can win up to Rs 1,500 per month from Freecharge for being a responsible rider.

Samsung Galaxy J3 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and expandable 8GB storage. On the camera front, Samsung has added an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera.

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First published on: 31-03-2016 at 07:08:55 pm
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