The Galaxy Watch Active2 is now an official health monitoring tool
After being cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), Samsung’s Health Monitoring App and the Galaxy Watch Active2 are now official devices for monitoring blood pressure.
Using the Galaxy Watch Active2’s ECG sensors, the companion Health Monitoring App work together in monitoring blood pressure, giving notifications if they detect anything unusual (ie. high blood pressure readings). “This is one of many examples of how Samsung is integrating its best-in-class hardware with the latest software innovations to innovate mobile experiences,” Samsung Electronics Corporate SVP Taejong Jay Yang said in a press release.
To utilize this feature, you will need to calibrate the Galaxy Watch Active2 with a traditional cuff first before you can use the smartwatch for monitoring blood pressure. Samsung suggests that users calibrate the Galaxy Watch Active2 once every 4 weeks.
The Health Monitoring App will be available for the Galaxy Watch Active2 by third quarter and will expand to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices.