Thanks to ECG measurement claims via upcoming software updates, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 debuted this year in August to a massive response. So if you’re an owner of the Galaxy Watch 3, then the wait is finally over as Samsung recently launched ECG support within its Health app. Let’s take a look at how you can make the most of this feature to regularly monitor your wellbeing.
What is ECG?
For electrocardiograms, ECG is an acronym. It is a biological measurement that keeps track and checks for abnormalities in your heart rhythm. You can test your heart rhythm right from your smartphone without the need for any external equipment with the latest update to the Samsung Health app and Galaxy Watches. Not only can this help you control your pulse, but it will also help you detect early symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation is a medical disorder in which the heart rhythm is erratic due to the heart’s upper two chambers malfunctioning. This malfunctioning activity is typically triggered by the transmission to the heart of erratic electrical signals. This disorder is a warning of serious health problems that are pending. Galaxy Watches ECG support will help you recognise this symptom and get in contact with your health provider at the earliest.
In addition, it is a pleasant addition to have the opportunity to perform ECG right from your home’s comfort during the time of this pandemic. This way, without placing you and your family at risk, you can control your health.
How to check ECG?
You will need to ensure that you have the correct update installed on your computer to make sure that you get ECG features on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 or lower. This update is currently being rolled out in batches globally. You should wait a day or two and the update should arrive for you if you don’t have the prompt to update your watch as of yet. You should change your region to the U.S. to get the new update in case it doesn’t. Now let’s take a look at how once you’ve modified your Galaxy Watch 3, you can get an ECG ranking.
Installing the Samsung Health App
The first thing you need to do is pair the latest Samsung Health App with your Galaxy Watch so that you can store your ECG readings on your Galaxy smartphone. This will allow you to get detailed reports and monitor your readings with comprehensive graphs over time. Let ‘s look at the process at a glance.
Visit the Galaxy Apps Store and search for ‘Samsung Health Monitor’.
At the bottom, press ‘Play’ and the app will now be mounted on your Galaxy smartphone automatically.
If the update is completed, press ‘Open’ at the bottom of the app store tab. Alternatively, using the app icon instead, you can also launch it from your app drawer.
Your combined Galaxy Watch 3 will now be identified automatically by the Samsung Health Monitor app. Your permission to use this watch to monitor your blood pressure and ECG will then be demanded by the app. To get started, tap on ‘Accept’.
You will now be asked to build your profile and enter your health data so that correct readings can be taken by the app.
Fill in all the details as required, and you will be taken to the introduction screen.
Swipe up to get started.
Tap on the ‘ECG’ tab at the top instead of ‘Blood Pressure’ to take an ECG reading.
Tap on ‘Get Started’ at the bottom of your screen.
A guide to Samsung’s suggested way of taking ECG readings will now be shown to you. We recommend that you read through these instructions because when it comes to taking reliable ECG readings, they will help you make the most of your devices. When you’re finished reading, tap on ‘Next’.
The different results that Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will show after your reading is complete will now be clarified to you. To accurately recognize your pattern, ensure that you read through all of them. Tap on ‘Next’ at the bottom of your screen until you are done.
Read through the safety warnings on the next page and tap on ‘Next’ again once you are finished reading.
Another collection of instructions would appear to ensure that you have gone through all the suggestions and disclaimers. When you’ve read them all, press on ‘Next’ again.
The wrist on which you are wearing your Galaxy Watch 3 will now be asked to mark you. To get started, tap on the desired option.
Tap on ‘Next’ once you have made your selection.
Now you are happy to do an ECG reading. To finish the operation, tap on ‘Done’. To take an ECG reading from your Galaxy Watch, you can now follow the below guide.
Taking an ECG Reading
Unlock your Galaxy Watch and open the Health Monitor app for Samsung. In your Watch app drawer, it should now be open. Scroll down a little now and tap on the ECG. You can also swivel your watch dial to view widgets where a new ECG widget should be open for you. Samsung will now show you a disclaimer about the fitting of the watch.
Note: Samsung suggests that you sit down to get the best reading with a normal breathing pattern.
Scroll down and tap on ‘Ok’.
You will now be asked by the watch to put your finger on the top right button of your watch. When you do so, the watch should immediately start reading an ECG.
Note: You don’t need to press / activate the button, just put your finger on it gently instead.
At the top of your watch, there will be a timer telling you how long you have to wait before completing the exam.
You will be shown your results on the watch screen once the reading is complete. On your mobile device, you can then view the report from inside the Samsung Health app and even share it with your health provider if needed.
What devices are compatible with ECG?
The following devices are compatible and are receiving the latest update that adds ECG features to Galaxy Watches, according to initial reports. We have listed the update version so that you can decide whether or not you are receiving the ECG compatibility update pre-hand.
Note: Galaxy Watch 2018 does not support ECG features as it does not have hardware built-in to it which will allow for accurate ECG readings.
- Galaxy Watch 3 45mm: Build Number R840XXU1BTHA/R840OXA1BTHA
- Galaxy Watch 3 41mm: Build Number R850XXU1BTHA/R850OXA1BTHA
- Galaxy Watch Active 2: Build Number R820XXU1CTH8
- Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Verizon): Build Number R825USQU1BTH9
We hope this guide has helped you learn everything you need to know about the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and lower ECG update. If you have any concerns about the recent update, please feel free to contact us using the following comments section.
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