If you want to check your own electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure on the go then this is good news for you. Samsung EKG feature in Samsung Watch3 will be available in more than 30 nations across the world.
This feature, also known as Health Monitor will be available for Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Active 2 smartwatches. This feature or application was approved in CE checking last year. Thus it will be also available for most of the European Union nations.
European nations where EKG feature of Samsung Watch3 will be available
The EKG feature will be available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland out of the European Union nations.
The feature has already been rolling out since February 4, 2021, this year, but depending upon the distance of the market from the manufacturing units the time for launch may vary.
Apart from the Europen Union the application will also be available in the UK, Chile, Indonesia and UAE.
How to use the Health Monitor feature?
The EKG feature in Watch 3 can be easily installed on your smartwatches. You just need to install the Samsung Health Monitor application on your Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy Watch 3 or Active 2. Your watch can then record your blood pressure and ECG on the go.
Even if you update the app through Galaxy Wearable app both the features will be automatically added.
Important precautions while using the Health Monitor app
1- The first and foremost important requirement is that you should have a Galaxy smartphone running the android version of Android 7.0. It needs to be further paired with your Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active 2.
2- Calibrate your device once in four weeks. Without that the reading might not be precise.
3- Blood pressure should be recorded when at rest. That will be the actual blood pressure. If you record it while walking, or during other active time the readings will not show the actual records.
4- The reading might not be correct if you took them during smoking, or consuming alcohol, or soon after that.
5- This is just a supportive app and cannot be used to determine hypertension. Nor this app should be relied upon to judge a condition like a heart attack. It is highly advised to consult a medical practitioner in case you have any doubt regarding the ailments.
6- It is important to note that these are only monitoring applications and not the mainstream and traditional, authentic methods to determine hypertension or heart-related issues. Therefore, if you are already suffering from any such issues then you should strictly follow the medical instructions.
Cardiovascular Diseases are on the rise.
Global heart-related issues are on the rise. As per WHO more than 17 million people die of CVD or related ailments.
As per Samsung’s website TaeJong Jay Yang, the Corporate SVP and Head of Health Team, Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics said that almost a million people have used the Samsung Health monitor app to manage their health since June 2020.
That is quite impressive looking at the health smartwatch market which is growing exponentially.
He further said
“We’re committed to bringing this innovative health service to more people across the world, and the latest expansion marks a major milestone in our mission.”
It is a known fact that more than 30 million people suffer from Atrial Fibrillation. This is an abnormal heart rhythm and may lead to many heart complications. And the blood pressure monitor along with ECG can help a great deal. If the app is able to detect the changes in your blood pressure, heartbeat via ECG you can trigger an alarm for you to take immediate and necessary actions. This can further save millions of lives.