Your Samsung Galaxy watch will soon let you monitor your blood pressure


The Samsung Health Monitor app has been today cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of food and safety. It houses advanced sensor technology on the Galaxy Watch Active2, which will enable you to measure and track your blood pressure.

With the addition of blood pressure monitoring, the Galaxy Watch Active2 boasts Samsung’s most advanced health and wellness capabilities. It comes with more sensitive and accurate Heart Rate Monitoring sensors. It enables users to track their exercise, sleep, stress, and get added healthcare insights that can help you improve your wellbeing.

The app will be available on the Galaxy Watch Active2 within the third quarter. And will progressively expand to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices. Users will measure their blood pressure when at rest, as they would do with a traditional cuff. And refrain from measuring when they are working out smoking or drinking.

Globally, high blood pressure is known to significantly increase your risk of brain, kidney, and heart diseases.  Including stroke and coronary heart disease, when not managed properly. By helping users measure and track their blood pressure. The Samsung Health Monitor app gives people greater insight into their health and allows them to make more informed decisions, to lead healthier lives.

“The Samsung Health Monitor app has the potential to help millions of people around the world who are affected by high blood pressure,” says Taejong Jay Yang, Corporate SVP and Head of Health Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

“This is one of many examples of how Samsung is integrating its best-in-class hardware with the latest software innovations to innovate mobile experiences,” added Yang.

Once your Galaxy Watch Active2 device has been calibrated with a traditional cuff. You can simply tap to “Measure” your blood pressure anytime, anywhere. The device measures blood pressure through pulse wave analysis, which is tracked with the Heart Rate Monitoring sensors. The program then analyzes the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure.