Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Finally Gets Blood Pressure Monitoring Support

When Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch, it came with support for heart rate monitoring and ECG. However, the device lacked support for blood pressure monitoring, which is now being rolled out.

A couple of months ago, Samsung had announced that the blood pressure monitoring support will be added as the feature and now it is being rolled out as it was cleared by the South Korean drug safety agency to measure blood pressure.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Blood Pressure Monitoring

Today, the South Korean giant has finally started rolling out the blood pressure monitoring support to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 devices in South Korea. With this, users will now be able to measure and track their blood pressure. The company has also launched the Health Monitor application.

To get started with blood pressure monitoring, users will first need to calibrate their watch using a traditional cuff-style blood pressure monitoring equipment. Then, they can use the Galaxy Watch Active 2’s pulse wave analysis for measuring blood pressure.

The application needs to be installed on both the devices — the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the smartphone connected to it. Blood pressure readings are synced to the app and users can track it by days, weeks, and months, and can also share the data with their doctor or health professionals for consultation.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes in two sizes — 40mm and 44mm. It features an S-AMOLED display that supports 360 x 360 pixels resolution. The 40mm device has a 1.2-inch display whereas the 44mm model is fitted with a 1.4-inch screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 – 40mm Aluminum

It is an IP68 rated and MIL-STD 810G rated water-resistant and dustproof device that can remain unaffected from harsh climatic conditions. The device offers 39 workout options with different categories. It features an improved optical heart rate tracker with 8 LEDs for faster readings and also comes with an electrocardiogram (ECG).

It runs Tizen OS with One UI which also allows users to create a customized watch that matches the clothes of the user. Under the hood, it is powered by Exynos 9110 chipset along with 768MB of RAM. However, the LTE supported premium stainless steel edition of the smartwatch has 1.5 GB of RAM.

As for the pricing, the 40mm aluminum edition of the Watch Active 2 is priced at $279 and the 44mm variant carries a price tag of $299.

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