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Samsung has officially announced that Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 owners can now enjoy the smartwatch for blood pressure check and Electrocardiography (ECG) measurement. These features will be available to those who live in one of the 31 countries which Samsung confirmed would be getting this month.
According to Samsung, the full list of countries includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, and the United Kingdom.
Neither Nigeria nor any other African countries are on the list yet.
The Samsung Health Monitor app, which makes these features possible is now available for download from the Galaxy store in those markets. if you are the owners of any of the two watches, you will also have to download a software update before you can start using the app.
The update is rolling out now and you should be notified once it's available for your watch, or users can manually check for the update from the Galaxy Wearable app.
Also, to start monitoring blood pressure, you will need to calibrate your Galaxy Watch Active 2 / Galaxy Watch 3 with a dedicated blood pressure monitor.
The process involves measuring your blood pressure with both the watch and the blood pressure monitor three times and putting in the values you get from the latter into the Samsung Health Monitor app. Of course, you could skip this step by adding in the values yourself without using an actual monitor, but that would make the results from the watch rather useless and inaccurate.