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Samsung brings blood pressure monitoring to the Galaxy Watch Active2 in Korea

By Cookie Monster - on 19 Jun 2020, 12:00am

Samsung brings blood pressure monitoring to the Galaxy Watch Active2 in Korea

Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea can measure and track their blood pressure via the Samsung Health Monitor app. <br>Image source: Samsung

Samsung just announced the launch of its Health Monitor app in South Korea which allows Galaxy Watch Active2 users to measure and track their blood pressure. 

Users have to install the Samsung Health Monitor app on both the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the paired Galaxy smartphone. To monitor blood pressure, they need to calibrate the Galaxy Watch Active2 with a traditional cuff.

Through pulse wave analysis by the watch's wrist sensors, users can measure their blood pressure anytime, anywhere. The Health Monitor app will analyse the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure. 

The company also shared that ECG tracking will be supported on the Health Monitor app in South Korea within Q3. It received official approval for the ECG function on the Galaxy Watch Active2 a few weeks ago.

Source: Samsung