Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 gets ECG feature in South Korea


The new flagships - unveiled on Wednesday at the company's first-ever virtual Unpacked event - will be available on Samsung brand shops and authorised offline and online retail stores after the pre-order period ends on August 20; general availability will be the following day. You can see the weird placement of the internal hole-punch selfie camera, the display crease (which is obviously not going to be featured in promotional materials), the much improved external screen (in size and bezel size), and the rear, reminiscent of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, because of the similar looking camera island.

Seeing how the federal governments throughout the world are hectic fighting the COVID-19 pandemic today, it might be a while prior to ECG and blood pressure monitoring is activated on the Galaxy Watch 3.

In related news, the Watch3's electrocardiogram feature has been approved by the FDA for USA use. However, this is only available for the South Korean variant for now, and will soon be available on the Galaxy Watch 3 global version and Galaxy Watch Active 2 as well, as reported by Engadget.

By measuring your blood oxygen saturation levels over time, the Tizen-powered intelligent timepiece can monitor how effectively your respiratory system transfers oxygen to the blood stream, detecting a condition known as hypoxemia when said saturation levels fall below 90 percent.

Other health related features like the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 Max) and SpO2 (relative blood oxygen) readings will also be present in the device.

Users in the U.S. may also get the feature soon, as Samsung received certification from FDA to release ECG function on Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2.



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