Samsung brings ECG and blood pressure tracking to Galaxy Watch3, Watch Active2

Samsung brings ECG and blood pressure tracking to Galaxy Watch3, Watch Active2

Samsung has recently added ECG and blood pressure tracking to Galaxy Watch3, Watch Active2 across 31 countries.


Through the Samsung Health Monitor app, users can get a deeper insight into their vital signs such as heartbeat, ECG, and blood pressure. Users can tap the Measure” widget on the Galaxy Watch3 after linking the Samsung Health Monitor on their smartphone and calibrating it. The device measures blood pressure through pulse wave analysis, tracked with the Heart Rate Monitoring sensors. The program then analyzes the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure.

Meanwhile, the ECG monitoring works by analyzing the heart’s electrical activity through a sensor on the Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active2. To activate, users need to open the Samsung Health Monitor app, take a seat on a chair comfortably, and ensure the watch is fitted firmly to your wrist. The user needs to rest your forearm on a flat surface and lightly place a fingertip from the opposite hand on the top button on the smartwatch for 30 seconds. The app will then measure your heart rate and rhythm, classified as either a Sinus Rhythm (a normal, regular heartbeat) or AFib (when the heart beats irregularly).

Samsung is rolling out the feature to 31 countries in February, including 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, UK, Chile, Indonesia, and the UAE. The Samsung Health Monitor app is automatically installed when users update their Galaxy smartwatch to the latest version via the Galaxy Wearable app. Its update will be available on Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 starting February 4, 2021.

Jewel is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. She's a caffeinator by day and a cinephile by night.

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6 Responses

  1. Art says:

    No news yet as to when and if it will be available in the Philippines?

    • ra says:

      Almost 3 years and its not yet delivered to us. This featured was advertised and was part of the why we purchased the product.

    • uWu says:

      i think never? ECG needs to be approved first by a regulatory board to make it work. this is also the reason why I did not upgrade my Fitbit to the latest one. im paying for a feature that will never work here and yet the product is same price all over the world. so im paying more for less.

  2. Drew says:

    Why is it that every time an new ecg from apple or samsung get rolled out, philippines never gets to use it, is it our government ? who approves of this stuff?

    • uWu says:

      it needs to be approved first. so blame the regulatory board that approves these kind of features in tech.

  3. Rey Guillermo says:

    Don’t sell if the features are not applicable to the country.

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