Samsung Galaxy Watch Update Expands ECG, Blood Pressure Monitoring to More Countries

What you should know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series are receiving an update that includes the Samsung Health Monitor App, bringing ECG and Blood Pressure measurement features to more countries.
  • The update is the second patch for December 2023, and it introduces the Samsung Health Monitor app, which allows users to measure ECG and Blood Pressure right on their smartwatches.
  • In some countries, the ECG and Blood Pressure hardware found in the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series devices is currently disabled due to health-related regulations and approvals. However, Samsung has recently obtained approval in India and several other countries.
  • The Samsung Health Monitor app can be downloaded on Galaxy smartphones with Android 9.0 or above from the Galaxy App Store. The update includes firmware build HWL1 and is available OTA for the Galaxy Watch 4 (BT) (LTE) (Classic), Galaxy Watch 5, and Watch 5 Pro. It also includes the December 2023 security patch and introduces the One UI 5 Watch OS.


Full Story

Hey, did you hear? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series are getting a little update. It’s all about the Samsung Health Monitor App.

This update is adding the much-awaited ECG and Blood Pressure measurement features. And guess what? More countries are getting it, including India.

This isn’t the first update this month, it’s actually the second one for December 2023. The size? Just about 12 MB. But it brings the Samsung Health Monitor app into the mix, which is a pretty big deal.

Android Sage spilled the beans – with this update, users can now have ECG and Blood Pressure measurements right at their fingertips. Cool, right?

But, there’s a catch. In some countries, the ECG and Blood Pressure hardware in the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series devices is currently switched off. It’s all due to health-related regulations and approvals.

But, hey, there’s good news too. Samsung has recently got the green light in India and a few other places.

The Blood Pressure and ECG app is now up and running in countries where it’s got the necessary regulatory thumbs-up. Samsung has a list of these countries on their site.

The list of countries where the ECG feature is available is pretty long. It includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mayotte, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norfolk Island, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, RĂ©union, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, UAE, Venezuela and Vietnam.

For Galaxy Watch4 and later models, the list also includes Macau, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, and Thailand.

You can download the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy smartphone with Android 9.0 or above from the Galaxy App Store. The update has firmware build HWL1 and is available OTA for the Galaxy Watch 4 (BT) (LTE) (Classic), Galaxy Watch 5, and Watch 5 Pro.

And guess what else? It also includes the December 2023 security patch and introduces the One UI 5 Watch OS.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.

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