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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2’s ECG function said to be delayed

By Ng Chong Seng - on 29 Mar 2020, 1:39am

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2’s ECG function said to be delayed

(Image: Samsung website.)

Like many of Samsung’s past smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 includes heart rate tracking and will notify you when it goes above or below normal levels.

But what sets the Active 2 apart from all its predecessors is that it’s also an electrocardiogram (ECG) tracker, which means it has the potential to be way more accurate than heart rate trackers that use light-based biosensors. That said, ECG wasn’t activated when the smartwatch shipped last year and… it’s still not here today.

According to SamMobile, Samsung has just confirmed that the ECG function still isn’t ready for a public rollout. It was said that the company originally intended to have this ready by Q1 2020 (for U.S. customers at least, since such features need regulatory approvals), but now that we’re at the end of Mar, this doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.

Hopefully, ECG would be activated on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in 2Q. Else, customers who bought the watch because of this function would be even more furious when the Active 3 arrives.

(Image: SamMobile.)

Source: SamMobile.