Samsung Galaxy Watch4, Watch5, and Watch6 Series Introduce BP and ECG Monitoring in India

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Samsung has recently launched a significant update for its Galaxy Watch series in India, bringing Blood Pressure (BP) and Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring support to the Galaxy Watch4, Watch5, and Watch6. This groundbreaking feature is now accessible to users in India, following the necessary regulatory clearances and certifications from India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation.

How to Measure Blood Pressure with Samsung Galaxy Watch:

If you have the Samsung Health Monitor app installed on your Galaxy Watch, follow these simple steps to measure your blood pressure:

1. Set Up Samsung Health Monitor on Your Watch:

  • Activate Samsung Health Monitor on your Galaxy smartphone (Available on Galaxy smartphones with Android 9.0 and later).
  • Agree to terms and conditions, privacy policy, and set up your profile.

2. Calibrate Your Watch:

  • Calibrate your watch using an upper-arm, cuff-based blood pressure monitor. This step is required only once every 28 days.

3. Wearing Your Galaxy Watch:

  • Ensure the watch strap is snug but not too tight on the same wrist as during calibration.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, smoking, exercise, or bathing 30 minutes before measurement.

4. Prepare for Measurement:

  • Ensure dry and perspiration-free arm and wrist.
  • Measure indoors in a quiet place.
  • Sit comfortably with back supported, legs uncrossed, and feet flat on the ground.

5. During Measurement:

  • Keep still and do not talk while the Galaxy Watch takes the measurement.
  • Breathe normally without trying to deepen or slow down your breath.

6. Results Display:

  • After a successful measurement, Galaxy Watch and smartphone display systolic and diastolic blood pressure along with pulse.

How to Measure ECG with Samsung Galaxy Watch:

Follow these steps to take an Electrocardiogram (ECG) using the Samsung Health Monitor app:

1. Pair with Galaxy Smartphone:

  • Ensure Galaxy Watch is paired with a Galaxy smartphone.

2. Open Samsung Health Monitor App:

  • Open the app on your Galaxy Watch and rest your forearms comfortably on a table.

3. Record ECG:

  • Lightly rest a fingertip on the Galaxy Watch’s top button for 30 seconds.
  • Remain still and quiet during recording.

4. View Results:

  • ECG results will appear on your watch. Scroll to view and add symptoms if experiencing any.

5. Review on Phone:

  • Tap "Done" to go back to the start screen. Review your ECG report on the ECG Monitor app on your paired phone.

Note: Syncing requires Bluetooth pairing between the watch and phone.

Incorporating these features, Samsung aims to empower users with valuable health insights. The Galaxy Watch series now serves as a comprehensive health monitoring companion, offering easy-to-use tools for tracking blood pressure and ECG. This update aligns with Samsung's commitment to providing innovative and user-friendly technology.

For users in India, this marks a significant stride towards accessible and personalized health tracking on their wrists. Stay tuned for more updates and enhancements as Samsung continues to evolve its wearable technology for a healthier future.