Samsung starts turning out possibly life-saving smartwatch update
- February 23, 2021
Samsung has started revealing an update that will add blood pressure monitoring to two of its latest smartwatches: the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2.
A month ago we discovered that Samsung was setting up a firmware update that would unlock the new feature, and it’s currently discovering its direction onto a great many wrists around the globe. The rollout starts today (February 22) and is relied upon to require few weeks to finish, worry don’t as well in the event that you haven’t got it presently.
Apple broke something new in 2018 when it launched the Apple Watch 4 with an ECG application to distinguish unpredictable heart rhythms that could be an indication of cardiovascular disease, and for some time it appeared as though it would likewise be the primary organization to release a smartwatch with blood pressure monitoring, yet Samsung has beaten it to the punch.
A year ago we discovered that Apple had registered a patent describing an approach to measure blood pressure non-invasively utilizing pressure sensors in the wristband. At that point, we theorized that the feature could show up in the then-unreleased Apple Watch 6, yet that demonstrated not to be the situation when the gadget launched a few months later.
ECG applications have now become standard, so it’s maybe no time like the present that Samsung’s most recent firmware update will likewise open the ECG sensor in the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2.
This will align the two Samsung watches with gadgets like the Fitbit Sense and Withings Scanwatch, and make them a decent budget option for anybody interested in checking their cardiovascular health.