The Galaxy Watch Active 2 users can now measure their blood pressure with the new Samsung Health Monitor app. In April, Samsung had announced the upcoming function and its rollout in the third quarter. Now, Samsung has officially announced the users in South Korea can use the blood pressure monitoring on Galaxy Watch Active 2. To use the function, users have to install the new firmware version R820XXU1BTF3 that is currently rolling out in the home country. The measurement app, Samsung Health Monitor, is also necessary to download, and it is now available in Galaxy Store.
Initially, the app and the smartwatch will not measure blood pressure by itself. First, users have to set up the app with the medically certified blood pressure measuring cuff, a process that the company call calibration. The first reading will take from the machine then sync with the Galaxy Watch Active 2. After that, the app detects or measures blood pressure through pulse wave analysis, a process that employs wearable’s heart rate sensor. Samsung ahead said users would have to measure their actual blood pressure with the machine every four weeks.
The new function has certified by South Korea’s Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (MFDS) as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) service. Previously, users have to rely on My BP Lab 2.0 app to measure the blood pressure, but now Samsung has launched its own function in the Galaxy Store. There is no official release date for the other countries as the authority has to approve it. The service only supports on new Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch. In the future, all the upcoming smartwatches like Galaxy Watch 3 will get it from the launch date. Now, we have to wait for ECG to launch on Galaxy Watch active 2.