Samsung Electronics today announced that the Samsung Health Monitor app, a government-approved over-the-counter application that monitors the blood pressure, is approved as a software as a medical device (SaMD) by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). Using the Samsung Health Monitor app, you can measure and monitor the blood pressure when paired using Galaxy Watch Active2.
You will simply tap “measure” your blood pressure anywhere if your Galaxy Watch Active2 device is calibrated with a traditional cuff. The device monitors blood pressure by analyzing the pulse wave which is tracked by the monitoring sensors of heart rate. In order to calculate the blood pressure, the system analyzes the interaction between the calibration value and the blood pressure change. Users must calibrate their devices at least every four weeks to ensure accuracy.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 offers Samsung’s most advanced health and wellness features with the inclusion of a blood pressure monitor.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 offers more responsive and precise heart rate monitoring sensors, allowing users to track their workout, sleep, stress and get valuable insights into fitness that can further enhance their wellbeing.
The Samsung Health Monitor app will become available in the third quarter on Galaxy Watch Active 2 and extend into the next Galaxy Watch device.
Samsung has previously introduced a new software update for old Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active, which includes many of the latest Galaxy Watch Active 2 features. The update also contains features such as Bixby Voice for routines. Users will also track differences in time between places and easily control Bixby’s SmartThings ecosystem. British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish is the latest languages supported.
Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active users will now have access to 24 additional subdials as well as ‘My Style’ features on the improved interface. The latest update also introduces several latest UX features to both Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active. Icons for in-use applications have been relocated to the bottom of the watch face, allowing users to maintain track of and easily access any in-progress features, such as outgoing calls.