Samsung Galaxy Watch Cleared to Monitor Blood Pressure in South Korea [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Watch Cleared to Monitor Blood Pressure in South Korea [Video]

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Samsung has received clearance from South Korea to monitor blood pressure with the Galaxy Watch.

The Samsung Health Monitor app has been cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), making it a government-cleared, over-the-counter and cuffless blood pressure monitoring application. The Samsung Health Monitor app, when paired with advanced sensor technology on the Galaxy Watch Active2, enables you to easily and more conveniently measure and track your blood pressure.

High blood pressure can significantly increase your risk of brain, kidney and heart diseases, including stroke and coronary heart disease.

“The Samsung Health Monitor app has the potential to help millions of people around the world who are affected by high blood pressure,” says Taejong Jay Yang, Corporate SVP and Head of Health Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “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.”

To use the feature, you'll first need to calibrate your Galaxy Watch Active2 with a traditional cuff. After that you can simply tap to 'measure' your blood pressure at anytime. Using pulse wave analysis which is tracked with heart rate monitoring sensors, the app analyzes the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure. Users are instructed to calibrate their device at least every four weeks.

With the addition of blood pressure monitoring, the Galaxy Watch Active2 boasts Samsung’s most advanced health and wellness capabilities yet. The Galaxy Watch Active2 comes with more sensitive and accurate Heart Rate Monitoring sensors, and enables users to track their exercise, sleep, stress and get added healthcare insights that can help you improve your wellbeing.

You can purchase the Galaxy Watch Active2 for around $250 on Amazon. The feature will be available on the Active2 during the third quarter of 2020 and will also expand to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices.

Take a look at the video below for more details...


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