Samsung will soon release the Samsung Health Monitor app, which works together with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2. Not only does the app help you monitor your sports performance, it is also possible to take blood pressure and electrocardiogram measurements.
The Samsung Health Monitor app received the CE mark in December 2020. This allows the app to be expanded to 28 European countries. The CE mark shows that the product complies with EU safety, health and environmental requirements. The Netherlands and Belgium are among those 28 countries.
New Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 features
High blood pressure is often associated with brain, kidney and heart disease and if left untreated can lead to stroke and heart disease. Samsung Galaxy smartwatches can measure blood pressure through the Samsung Health Monitor app, which helps owners understand their health.
Once the Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active2 has been calibrated with a traditional blood pressure cuff, tap measure to read your blood pressure. The device measures your blood pressure by means of pulse wave analysis, which is tracked with the heart rate monitor sensors. The program then analyzes the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure.
As always, such products are not a substitute for a visit to the doctor or hospital. You use your smartwatch as a means to find out whether something is wrong or not and you still have to take action afterwards.
The electrocardiogram feature of the Samsung Health Monitor app works by analyzing the electrical activity of the heart through a sensor on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 or Watch Active 2.
You open the Samsung Health Monitor app when you are sitting quietly and make sure that the watch is firmly on your wrist. You then place your forearm on a flat surface and place a fingertip of the other hand lightly on the top button of the smartwatch for thirty seconds. The app then measures your heart rate and rhythm, which is classified as a sinus rhythm (a normal, regular heartbeat) or AFib (when the heart is beating irregularly).
Availability of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2
To take blood pressure and electrocardiogram measurements, install the Samsung Health Monitor app on both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 or Watch Active 2 and your Galaxy smartphone. The app will be installed automatically when you update your Galaxy smartwatch to the latest version through the Galaxy Wearable app. The smartwatch app will then open a link to the smartphone app download page in the Galaxy Store. The update of the Samsung Health Monitor app will be available in the Netherlands from 22 February6.