Samsung has finally added an ECG monitor to the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, the tech company announced Wednesday. The FDA-approved electrocardiogram function is available as of Sept. 23 on the two wearables through the Samsung Health Monitor app when connected to a Galaxy phone.
The app on the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 can monitor heart rhythms and spot irregularities and signs of atrial fibrillation, or AFib, a type of irregular heartbeat.
Here's how to use the ECG monitor:
- Open the new Samsung Health Monitor app with your smartwatch on your wrist
- Sit down and rest your arm on a flat surface
- Press your fingertip on the top button
- The app will classify your ECG as either sinus rhythm or AFib
- You can then record things like fatigue or dizziness
- It can then send a PDF report to your health care provider
The Galaxy Watch 3 also now has oxygen saturation tracking and a digital running coach with real-time info on your pace and form and after-workout VO2 max reports.
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Sleep tracking features that measure breathing, vitals and REM cycles are also now on the
, while the Galaxy Watch Active 2 now supports VO2 max, running analysis and trip detection.
The smartwatch announcements came as Samsung held yet another Unpacked event online Wednesday.