Samsung has just announced a feature that makes its smartwatches more interesting in terms of health. An app has been approved so that users can easily measure and monitor their blood pressure.
In an official statement, Samsung announced today that the “Samsung Health Monitor” app has been approved in South Korea as software for medical use. It will be used in conjunction with the Galaxy Watch Active2 sensor, and the Apple Watch will move in this direction.
Samsung’s goal with this app is to give users more details about their health, and to allow them to make more informed decisions in order to live healthy lives.
“The Samsung Health Monitor app has the potential to help millions of people around the world who are affected by high blood pressure,” says Jay Yang, leader of the brand’s Health team.
Once calibrated, your Galaxy Watch Active2 can measure blood pressure anytime, anywhere. This measurement is done through the analysis of pulse waves, thanks to the available monitoring sensors.
The program analyzes the relationship between the calibration value and the change in blood pressure to determine the final value. In order to ensure accuracy, you will need to calibrate your device every four weeks.
App arrives on Galaxy Watch Active2 in the third quarter of 2020
The Samsung Health Monitor app will be available for your Galaxy Watch Active2 from the third quarter of this year (between July and September). Subsequently, it will come to future brand smartwatches.