In the major update in the US, Galaxy Watch Active 2 & Galaxy Watch 3 have received ECG function. The South Korean company has got cleared FDA certification for the approval. After the South Korea, the US is the second country to get the ECG function. Apart from that, Galaxy Watch Active 2 has jumped to Tizen 5.5 and gained some health activities. In the Galaxy Watch Active 2, users can now use fall detection, VO2 Max, sleep score, screen capture and better running analysis. These were all Galaxy Watch 3 exclusive features that last week rolled out on global versions.
To use the ECG, you have to download Health Monitor app on your smartwatch, and then you can open the ECG tab. Samsung has warned that the feature is only for reference purpose and before taking any medicines, visit the doctor. To level the game with older model, Galaxy Watch Active 2 can now tell you details of your daily workout to boost the endurance. It can also detect the hard fall and alert your familiy member or personal doctor. The Galaxy Watches can capture the screenshots, but now users can take whole image of the screen. You can now get better sleep score and better running analysis.
The firmware version R840XXU1BTHA is rolling out for Galaxy Watch 3 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is getting R820XXU1CTH8. The update for new watch is 47MB in size, and Active 2 update is 290MB in size. There is no official date for the ECG, Blood Pressure or Blood Oxygen level roll out in the other countries. The US users and South Korean users can no use all these functions.