Samsung Blood Pressure app for Galaxy Watch Series now available as SaMD

Blood Pressure

Samsung has rolled out a dedicated Blood Pressure Monitoring app to Galaxy Watch series. According to reports, the Samsung Blood Pressure app will find limelight in Q3 2020. The app will be made available via Samsung Health Monitor. The company claims that the newly launched app will progressively expand to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices. Hence, you can expect the app along with the new smartwatches that will launch in 2020. We don’t know whether the company will unveil any new fitness trackers this year because the evolution of COVID-19 has changed the roadmap of the companies.

Commenting on the development, Taejong Jay Yang, Corporate SVP and Head of Health Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics disclosed that the Samsung Health Monitor app has a great potential to help millions of people globally by providing their accurate blood pressure. The purpose of the app is to let people know about the status of their blood pressure.

The Samsung Health Monitor also received appropriate clearance from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) as termed it as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). With the help of the app, you will be able to measure blood pressure at regular intervals. The app will be very useful for senior citizens with high Blood Pressure. If you notice abnormal pressure values, you can seek proper medical guidance based on the values displayed by the app.

Interestingly, Samsung developed the techniques involved with the app without any hardware-end improvement. To work with the Samsung Blood Pressure app, you should calibrate with a traditional blood pressure cuff. The blood pressure will then be monitored via pulse wave analysis.

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You should perform calibration every month depending upon your usage. This will ensure that the features of the app are running without fail. You can re-calibrate the app via any medical centre. The Galaxy Watch provides advanced health and wellness capabilities with the integration of a dedicated Blood Pressure app.

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