Samsung Health Monitor app is now available in Germany for the Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2
Keeping an eye on your own well-being – right on your wrist: With the Samsung Health Monitor app, smartwatch users can now also measure their blood pressure and perform an EKG. In this way, important vital functions can be tracked regularly. The app is now available in Germany on the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 with the latest wearable update.1
In December, the Samsung Health Monitor app received a CE mark as a medical product and can now be used in 28 European countries2 be used. This means that users of the Galaxy Watch3 and the Galaxy Watch Active2 in Germany now have the innovative functions that the smartwatch can use to conveniently monitor blood pressure and create an electrocardiogram.1
Keep an eye on your own blood pressure
The measurement can help to detect high blood pressure early. This enables users, in consultation with a doctor, to identify potentially early diseases that are associated with high blood pressure or to prevent possible consequences of untreated high blood pressure, such as strokes or heart disease.
As soon as the measurement has started, the smartwatch uses various LED sensors to determine the blood pressure from the changes in the reflected light. In order to enable reliable measurements, the measurement includes individual reference values of the users.
The Samsung Health Monitor app analyzes the change in blood pressure in relation to the calibration value to determine the blood pressure. For this reason, users must calibrate the smartwatch with a conventional blood pressure cuff before the first measurement and at least every 28 days thereafter.4
The data obtained are securely stored on the connected Galaxy smartphone.1 If users have activated the synchronization of their Samsung Health data, the blood pressure measurements are also securely stored in the cloud. If necessary, the data can be exported as a PDF, for example to share it with a doctor.
EKG check directly on the wrist
The app can help users recognize signs of a cardiac arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation, so that they can consult a doctor in good time for a specialist diagnosis.5
The measurement data is stored securely and only on the connected Galaxy smartphone.1 If necessary, the data can be exported as a PDF, for example to share it with a doctor.
Samsung Pay beta for wearables
In addition to the new health features, the software update also includes the Samsung Pay app. From March 4th, 2021, cashless payments will also be possible with compatible Galaxy Smartwatches from Samsung6 – Intuitive and flexible directly with the smartwatch on the wrist. Samsung Pay has been officially available for Galaxy smartphones since the end of October.
The app is currently only available on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3. In order to take blood pressure or ECG measurements, the app must be installed on the smartwatch and a Galaxy smartphone with Android 7.0 or later.
1 Requires a Galaxy smartphone with Android 7.0 or higher connected to either a Galaxy Watch3 or a Galaxy Watch Active2.
2 Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary.
3 Users should measure their blood pressure at rest, as they would with a traditional cuff, and not take it while exercising, smoking, or drinking. Blood pressure measurement via the Samsung Health Monitor app is not intended to diagnose high blood pressure or other medical conditions, or to check the user’s readings for signs of a heart attack. It is not intended to replace a medical diagnosis or treatment by a qualified doctor.
4 To ensure accuracy, users must calibrate their device at least every 28 days.
The check as to whether a Samsung Pay Account can be opened is carried out exclusively by Solarisbank, since services regulated by financial supervisory law as part of the promotion are provided exclusively by Solarisbank as the supervised credit institution.