Samsung Galaxy Watch4, Watch5 and Watch6 series get BP and ECG support in India

Samsung has added Blood Pressure and Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring support for Galaxy Watch4, Watch5 and Watch6 series in India, after receiving regulatory clearances and certifications from India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation.

How to measure blood pressure?
  • If Samsung Health Monitor is installed on your Galaxy Watch, open the app and follow the on-screen set-up instructions
  • Activate the Samsung Health Monitor on your phone (Available on Galaxy smartphones with Android 9.0 and later). Read and agree to the terms and conditions, Privacy Policy and set your profile.
  • Calibrate your watch according to directions from the app (Requires an upper-arm, cuff-based blood pressure monitor. You won’t need to use the cuff-based monitor again until the next calibration in 28 days)
  • Wear your Galaxy Watch on the same wrist as during the calibration and make sure the Galaxy Watch strap is snug around your wrist, but not too tight.
  • 30 minutes before doing the measurement, do not have any alcohol or caffeine, and do not smoke, exercise, or bathe.
  • Make sure your arm and wrist are dry and free of excessive perspiration or skin lotion.
  • Do the measurement indoors in a quiet place.
  • Put a comfortable chair next to a table.
  • Sit in the chair with your back well-supported, your legs uncrossed, and your feet flat on the ground.
  •  Let your hands and forearms rest on the table.
  • Rest in this position for at least 5 minutes before starting the measurement.
  •  When you start the measurement, stay still and do not move your arm or talk while the Galaxy Watch takes the measurement.
  •  During the measurement, breathe normally. Do not try to deepen or slow down your breath.
  • After Samsung Health Monitor on the Galaxy Watch successfully measures your blood pressure, the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy smartphone display the following results: Systolic blood pressure (BP), Diastolic blood pressure (BP) and Pulse (heart rate)
How to measure ECG?
  • In order to take ECG (Electrocardiogram) with the Samsung Health Monitor app, you must pair your Galaxy Watch with a Galaxy smartphone as the following steps.
  • Open the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy Watch. Make sure the Galaxy Watch is snug on your wrist.
  • Rest your forearms comfortably on a table, and then rest a fingertip of the opposite hand lightly on the Galaxy Watch’s top button for 30 seconds. Remain still and do not talk while the Galaxy Watch takes the measurement. When the recording process has finished, the ECG results will appear on your watch. Note: Don’t press the top button during recording; pressing the top button during recording will stop the recording.
  • Scroll up and down to see your ECG result. If you are experiencing symptoms, tap Add and on the Symptoms screen, scroll through the list and tap each symptom you are experiencing. Then tap Save to add the symptoms to your ECG report and to return to the Results screen.
  • Tap Done to go back to the Start screen. You can review your ECG report in the ECG Monitor app on your phone. (Note that syncing requires that the watch and phone are paired using Bluetooth.)

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