Samsung says smartwatch ECG, blood pressure measurement will go live in 31 more countries
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 with ECG hardware. However, the functionality was available only to South Korean users. Finally, that ends today as Samsung has expanded the ECG and Blood Pressure tracking to 31 more countries.
Samsung, through a press release, announced that the Samsung Health Monitor app will now be available across 31 more countries. For the unware, users of Samsung should install this App on both their Smartphones and Wearables. Using this, they can avail the Blood pressure and Electrocardiogram(ECG) tracking feature.
Samsung says that it is able to expand to EU nations after receiving the CE-marking in December 2020. This marking is for complying with health, safety, and environmental protection standards within European Economic Area(EEA).
Hence, the Samsung Health Monitor App will now enable the features in the 28 European countries as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
Talking about the features, the Heartrate monitoring sensors use the pulse wave analysis to track the Blood Pressure of the users. The difference between the calibration value and the change in blood pressure will show the result.
As for ECG, the Galaxy Watch 3 / Watch Active2 have a dedicated sensor to study the heart’s electrical activity. Any inconsistent results are interpolated to show if the person is having the risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and duly notified.
To measure, rest your forearm on a flat surface and place a fingertip from the opposite hand on the top button on the smartwatch for 30 seconds. You can also watch the tutorial videos of Blood Pressure and ECG to get an idea.