Important Highlights –
- Samsung is expanding the Health Monitor app
- New 31 countries, including 28 European countries
- Users can use the app for EKG and BP readings.
Samsung has announced to expand its Health Monitor application to new 31 countries. These places are included with 28 European countries where users in those countries with a Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Active 2 smartwatch will be able to use the features to take readings of blood pressure electrocardiogram (EKG).
Samsung says that the application in December was allowed a CE stamping. It means the app follows relevant guidelines in Europe and can be provided in the European Economic Area.
To have the option to take a BP or EKG measurement, you’ll need to have the Samsung Health Monitor application that should be installed on your Galaxy smartphone as well as on a Galaxy Active 2 or Galaxy Watch 3.
Here the complete list of countries in Europe are enlisted that will be soon to get the app:
the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Iceland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Norway. In addition to these countries, the feature will also be expanded in Indonesia, Chile, and the United Arab Emirates soon.
Samsung reveals that the app update, which can enable the features on February 4th will start rolling out; however, the company notes that market and carrier may vary availability.
In 2018, the EKG measurement ability feature was introduced by Apple in its Apple Watch Series 4, however, these Watches from Apple still can’t natively measure the blood pressure. The Galaxy Watch 3 can be included in the best non-Apple smartwatch but according to health features. Dissimilar to Apple’s Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (and the Watch Active 2) has built-in blood pressure monitoring capability using pulse wave analysis.