In the latest firmware update, some of the major functions like ECG & fall detection are now the part of Galaxy Watch Active 2. Electrocardiogram may be the most loved health tool by the Active 2 users. Since the launch date is August 2019, almost all the customers requested Samsung to drop the feature as soon as possible. Now, not only the ECG but the company has introduced Detect Fall, Blood Oxygen, VO2 Max & advanced running analysis. These all the health features are essential for various customers. These features make Samsung watches a complete fitness-centric watch like an Apple Watch Series 5. Sadly, the older Watch Active & Galaxy Watch might not get ECG but there’s a chance for fall detection.
The main work of the fall detection or detect fall is to identify the accident and call or message your emergency number via SOS calling. It will automatically detect a hard fall and dial the number. You have to manually add your emergency numbers to the tool. The Electrocardiogram or simply ECG is helpful to track your heart’s rhythm and electrical activities. It captures the signals of your heart when it beats and using a sensor it detects any irregular action. We have heard many life-saving stories of Apple Watch users which are regularly using ECG & fall detection. Now, it is time for Galaxy Watch 3 & Active 2 users to share the same stories. Today, I will cover how to use ECG & detect fall on Galaxy Watch Active 2 & Watch 3.
ECG & Detect Fall on Galaxy Watch
1. Download Health Monitor app
To start, the first step is, you have to download and install the Samsung Health Monitor app on both smartwatch & smartphone. The app is available in Galaxy Store.
2. Set up the app
Once download the app, now you have to complete the necessary steps and set up the app.
3. Open the app on the smartwatch
When you set up the Health Monitor app on the smartphone, then automatically it gets ready to use on the watch.
4. Allow app to access sensor permission
On the smartwatch, it will ask you for permission. Give access to the Health Monitor app sensor permission to track your AFib.
5. Now, come back on the phone app
Again you have to set up some settings, so open the phone version of the app.
6. You will see two option, tap on ECG
After successful installation, you will see BP or blood pressure and ECG tabs. Here, tap on the ECG tab to move ahead.
7. Hit Get Started
On the next screen, it shows you the benefits of the ECG function. Read it, or just hit on Get Started. On the next screen again click on the Next button.
8. Select in which hand you have worn the watch
Further, you have to select, in which hand you have worn the Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Watch Active 2 watches. Most of the people wear it on the left hand, but still, you can choose on whatever hand you have worn it.
9. Now hit Done and wear the watch in a perfect manner
When you complete all the steps, finally, hit on the Done button, and come back to the smartwatch. Wear the watch perfectly, not too loose and not too tight.
10. Now, tap on ECG to start the tracking
After all the completion of these above steps, open the Samsung Health Monitor app. In the app, tap on the ECG icon. Now, it will start to measure the chances of atrial fibrillation. It takes 60 seconds to record the data, so don’t move your hands.
Detect Fall on Galaxy Watch
1. Open Galaxy Wearable app
2. Select SOS
3. Turn on Detect Falls
4. Add the emergency contacts
5. You can add up to 4 contacts
When you activate the Detect fall option, then the sensor will recognize staying still or fallen down hard. If you found in a hard falling situation, then the watch will call your beloved one, and send the current location using GPS technology. It is not the check and tell option, so we have to wait for a real-time experience to gets its final results.
Samsung has already mentioned that the app doesn’t provide heart attack data, so don’t look for it here. Further, the company has warned, the users don’t take any medicine or other treatments based on the watch results. It is advisable to meet your personal doctor if you find any chances of atrial fibrillation. For further assistance, drop your words in the comment box.
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.