New At a Glance features from March’s Pixel Feature Drop are becoming more widespread

With the March Feature Drop, Google announced that At a Glance on Pixel got a handful of new options. After a slow rollout that only started at the end of last month, the new features should be more accessible today.

You can check by long-tapping the top of your home screen, tapping Customize, and then tapping the settings gear icon. Hours & stopwatch, bedtime and fitness – as well as doorbell for some – from the end of January should now be accompanied by three more items:

  • Connected devices will show “Connection status and battery information for your Bluetooth devices” when reconnecting, such as taking Pixel Buds out of the case. This is similar to the Fast Pair message (especially for low battery warnings) and follows the battery widget added with Android 12L. As a reminder, you can long press A glance to reject these warnings.
  • Security check shows a “countdown from the Personal Safety app” and an example of another Pixel feature / experience integration with At a Glance.
  • Earthquake alarm notifies you, “when earthquakes larger than magnitude 4.5 [are] found nearby. “This is the same threshold as Google’s existing alert system.

All three of these functions can be turned on / off. It’s unclear if the “reminders to turn off your alarm if the next day is a holiday” feature is still alive, but they just don’t get their own preference.

As of this afternoon, we’re largely seeing the March At a Glance features on most of our Pixel phones in the US. Prior to today, my Pixel 6 only had security checks and earthquake alarms, while our Pixel 4a and 5 only had connected devices. These three phones now have the full complement.

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