Finally, in the major update, Galaxy Watch 3 & previous-gen Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets essential features. Galaxy Watch users can finally use the features which they are waiting for them. The company has unlocked two major features, ECG & blood pressure in European countries. It is available in the countries like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and many more. Apart from Europe, UAE is also on the list to use these functions.
When you install the new firmware, then it will install Samsung Health Monitor app on the watches. You can then open the Health Monitor app to measure the blood pressure or ECG data. It is for the ECG measurement, but for the BP, you have to do one more thing. To get accurate results from the BP, you need to calibrate Galaxy Watch 3 or Active 2 with a dedicated blood pressure monitor. It then measures your BP three times to set the value, and later you can use the monitor app.
The update has included other features for the Watch 3 & Active 2 watches. It comes with SmartThings, faster auto-detection in workout mode, fitness programs & videos, and with Samsung Health, users can challenge their friends. The 86MB software version is available all over European countries. For the manual check, open the Galaxy Wearable app, and then go to Software update.