Samsung Electronics, a South Korean company, announced that its health and wellness app, Samsung Health Monitor, has become available in Russia. Using the service, users of the Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 wearable devices will be able to measure their blood pressure and take an electrocardiogram.
Galaxy wearable devices measure blood pressure using the Samsung Health Monitor app, after calibrating the Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active2 using a traditional blood pressure monitor. The device determines the pressure based on the pulse wave data read by the heart rate sensors. Then, the program analyzes the relationship between the calibration value and the change in blood pressure to determine the exact value.
The ECG monitoring feature works by analyzing the electrical activity of the heart using the ECG sensor on the Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active2. To use it, you need to open the Samsung Health Monitor app while sitting comfortably and make sure that the wearable device fits snugly around your wrist. Then place your forearm on a flat surface and hold the fingertip of the opposite hand on the top button of the device for 30 seconds. During this time, the app will measure your heart rate and rhythm, which will be classified as sinus rhythm (normal, regular heartbeat) or atrial fibrillation (heart beats irregularly).
To measure blood pressure and electrocardiogram, the Samsung Health Monitor app must be installed on both the Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy smartphone. Samsung Health Monitor is installed automatically when users update the Galaxy Wearable software to the latest version through the Galaxy Wearable app. A link will then open on the devices leading to the download page of the corresponding smartphone app in the Galaxy Store app.