Samsung’s Health Monitor app recently received South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) clearance for blood pressure (BP) measurement function. Now, the Electrocardiogram (ECG) function of the Samsung Health Monitor app for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).
With the new Electrocardiogram (ECG) function on the Samsung Health Monitor app. Galaxy Watch Active 2 users will now be able to measure and analyze their heart rhythm for irregularities indicating Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
- “We’re delighted to announce that the ECG function has been cleared by MFDS,” said TaeJong Jay Yang, Corporate SVP and Head of Health Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “When you pair the advanced hardware of Galaxy watches with innovative software solutions, you can create unmatched experiences – such as in this case, convenient and accessible health check-ins for millions of users across the world. This marks just one way in which Samsung is pioneering to give everyone a simple, convenient and informed picture of their overall health and wellness.”
The ECG function works using the ECG sensor given on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and analyzes the heart’s electrical activity. You can use the ECG feature by simply opening-up the Samsung Health Monitor app when you are seated comfortably.
Now, ensure that the watch is fitted firmly to your wrist and rest your forearm on a flat surface. Then lightly place a fingertip from the opposite hand on the top button on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 for 30 seconds.
This will help you track and measure your heart rate and rhythm as either a Sinus Rhythm (a normal, regular heartbeat) or AFib (when the heart beats irregularly).
After measuring your heart Rhythm using the ECG function, you can use its data to show to your doctor that will help him make more informed decisions for your health.
Samsung Health Monitor App Availability
The new Samsung Health Monitor app will be available on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 within the third quarter of 2020 and then will come to the upcoming Galaxy Watch devices in the future.