Tech giant Google, recently updated its Google Play Services with some coupe of new security options. In addition to the existing trusted Faces, the smart lock has now got new Trusted Places. In order to bring further enhancement to its smart lock, Google is now rolling out the new “on-body detection” feature in the Smart Lock mode.
The concept behind this new feature is to allow your handset to detect its proximity to you in order to save it from being stolen. This new on-body detection makes use of an accelerometer in order to estimate whether you are holding the handset or it is still in your pocket. In both these cases, the device would remain unlocked for quicker access. If the on-body detection in smart lock is enabled and you leave your device on the table or in a bag for that sake then it would automatically get locked.
However, note that this new feature is being rolled out to Android 5.0 Lollipop and other higher handsets. For this update user needs the Google Play Store 7.0.97 and higher version and a Lollipop based handset.