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Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 get ECG functionality in the United States

Samsung's newest smartwatches are now on par with the Apple Watch
Samsung's newest smartwatches are now on par with the Apple Watch (image via Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 users in the United States can soon use their smartwatches to take ECG readings. The functionality will be available via an update to the Samsung Health Monitor app. The app can also be configured to send an ECG report to a physician automatically.
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While the Galaxy Watch Active 2 was nearly up there with an equally-specced Apple Watch upon its release in December 2019, its ECG (electrocardiogram) functionality got switched on much later. Even the recently-released Galaxy Watch 3 shipped with the feature disabled in several regions. Users based in the United States will be pleased to know that they will soon be able to take ECG readings from the comfort of their smartwatch.

The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) gave Samsung the go-ahead to switch on ECG functionality on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3. Users will be able to access it via the Samsung Health Monitor app in the coming weeks. The app will also prompt users about symptoms like fatigue or dizziness. One can set to app the automatically send the complete ECG report to a pre-determined contact in case of any discrepancies.

Earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was certified to measure blood pressure in South Korea. The Galaxy Watch 3 will likely join it soon. Ideally, both features should make it to the United States once the FDA greenlights it. There's no telling when that will happen, though, so the best we can do for now is sit tight.

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Anil Ganti
Anil Ganti - Senior Tech Writer - 730 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-09-23 (Update: 2020-09-25)