Samsung has confirmed that the blood pressure (BP) and electrocardiogram (ECG) tracking for the Galaxy Watch5 Series will be available in Malaysia starting 25 January 2023. With the BP and ECG tracking feature, the Galaxy Watch is your ideal personal fitness monitoring device to complement your regular medical check-ups.
Let’s learn more about the BP and ECG tracking feature on the Galaxy Watch5 Series.
Using the Galaxy Watch to measure your blood pressure
A blood pressure test measures the pressure in the arteries as the heart pumps, and is done as a part of a routine health check-up or as a screening for hypertension. It’s important to track your blood pressure readings regularly to take proactive steps and lifestyle modifications to improve your blood pressure. Beyond going for your usual check-ups, you use personal monitoring tools to check your blood pressure at home. The Galaxy Watch is built with a Photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor inside. You can record your systolic and diastolic pressure, as well as your pulse rate, and record it in the Samsung Health Monitor Blood Pressure app.
How to use:
- Set up Samsung Health Monitor on your Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone.
- Calibrate your Galaxy Watch based on the instructions on the Samsung Health Monitor app.
- Wear your Galaxy Watch on the same wrist* as during the calibration and make sure the strap is snug, then measure your blood pressure.
- Review your blood pressure measurements.
*Things you need to know before using the Blood Pressure app
Take an ECG reading with your Galaxy Watch
An ECG is a simple test to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity, in order to detect irregular rhythms. Sensors are attached to the skin to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats and the information is recorded on a graph. The Galaxy Watch is built with an ECG sensor, while you can use the Samsung Health Monitor ECG app to create, record, save, and export ECG data.
How to use:
- Pair your Galaxy Watch with the Galaxy smartphone.
- Wear the Galaxy Watch snugly on your wrist.
- Open the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy Watch.
- To take an ECG reading, rest your fingertip of the opposite hand lightly on the Galaxy Watch’s top button for 30 seconds.
- The ECG data is synced to the paired Galaxy smartphone where a PDF report is created.
*Things you need to know before using the ECG app
For your Galaxy Watch to work optimally, do follow these important, detailed instructions on how to set up and calibrate your Galaxy Watch, Galaxy smartphone and Samsung Health Monitor app https://www.samsung.com/my/apps/samsung-health-monitor/
Additionally, with your Galaxy Watch, you can measure your Body Composition, which shows you your body fat percentage, muscle mass, and body water percentage. With that, you can make the right fitness, nutritional, or lifestyle changes to increase muscle and lose fat.