Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 measures ECG and blood pressure, this is how you set the functions

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 can recently perform an ECG check of your heart and measure your blood pressure with the smartwatch. In this article you will find out how to use this function on your smartwatch.

ECG and blood pressure

Samsung has activated ECG and blood pressure measurement for the Galaxy Watch Active as the latest Galaxy Watch 3. ECG (electrocardiogram) allows you to monitor the rhythm of your heart to detect heart ailments in users at an early stage. Of course you cannot compare this function on the smartwatches with the equipment used for this in hospitals, but it can give you an indication.

Do you want to use these functions of your Galaxy Watch? Then you also need a Samsung phone in addition to the watch, with the apps Samsung Health Monitor and Samsung Health on it. The first can be found in the Galaxy Store on your phone and the second can be found in both the Galaxy Store and Google Play. Then you can follow the steps below.

Measure blood pressure with the Galaxy Watch 3

  1. Turn the edge on the watch to the right until you reach Add widget coming
  2. Tap the plus sign and turn the border to the right
  3. Add the widget Blood pressure and ECG by tapping on it
  4. Tap the widget Blood pressure and tap Download the app to install Samsung Health Monitor on your phone if you haven’t already done so
  5. Give Samsung Health access to Blood Pressure and Electrocardiogram on your phone
  6. Tap on Calibrate the watch in the Samsung Health Monitor app
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 measures ECG and blood pressure, so you can set the functions

Now that you’ve done all of this, you can get started. After calibrating your Galaxy Watch with a cuff-based upper arm blood pressure monitor (approved by MFDS), you can use the Samsung Health Monitor on your Galaxy Watch to measure your blood pressure. You don’t need to use the cuff-based monitor until the next calibration in 28 days.

After the Samsung Health Monitor on the Galaxy Watch has measured your blood pressure, the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone will display the results below. Do not change your medication or dosage based on these numbers. Always consult your doctor first

  • Systolic blood pressure (BD)
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure (BD)
  • Pulse (heartbeat)

Measure ECG with the Galaxy Watch 3

  1. Turn the edge on the watch to the right until you reach Add widget coming
  2. Tap the plus sign and turn the border to the right
  3. Add the widget ECG by tapping on it
  4. If you haven’t already done so, follow steps 4 to 6 above
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 measures ECG and blood pressure, so you can set the functions

Now tap the EKG widget and rest your forearms comfortably on a table. Then rest a fingertip of the other hand lightly on the top button of the Galaxy Watch for 30 seconds. When you’re done, you can view and share the results on your watch and in the Samsung Health Monitor app.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 measures ECG and blood pressure, this is how you set the functions

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