Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will get ECG support, but it will be delayed

The Galaxy Watch Active 2. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Watch Active 2. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung's latest smartwatch has an electrocardiography (ECG) sensor, but it is deactivated at present. The OEM had projected that it would be working via a firmware update in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). However, it now seems it's going to miss this deadline.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

The ability to generate electrocardiograms (ECGs) is one of the most sought-after features in newer smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 was the first Samsung wearable to support this function. However, the OEM was not in a position to activate it at its launch, saying that it would become available by 1Q2020.

Unfortunately, this quarter has now nearly passed, and there is still no ECG on this Watch Active variant. Needless to say, this has left many of its owners quite disgruntled. Now, a member of a community forum who describes themselves as "in charge of the operation of Samsung Health Service" on this website has stated that it is on the way.

This individual claims that, while ECG for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is in the works, it will take some time before a stable version of its support will be available. Therefore, the watch's users may have to wait until later in 2020 before this next-gen form of heart-rate monitoring arrives.

The Samsung Health Service statement in question. (Source: Samsung Community )
The Samsung Health Service statement in question. (Source: Samsung Community )

Source(s)

Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 03 > The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will get ECG support, but it will be delayed
Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-27 (Update: 2020-03-27)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.