Blood pressure and ECG tracking are now available to Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series users in Malaysia

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Samsung Malaysia has announced that the blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) tracking features on the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series are now available to users in Malaysia. In a press release, the company said that the Galaxy Watch is an ideal personal fitness monitoring device to complement regular medical check-ups. 

For the blood pressure tracking feature, Samsung said that the Galaxy Watch5 series is built with a Photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor inside. This can be used to record systolic and diastolic pressure, as well as pulse rate, and record it in the Samsung Health Monitor Blood Pressure app. Here’s how to use the feature on the smartwatch:

  1. Set up Samsung Health Monitor on your Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone 
  2. Calibrate your Galaxy Watch based on the instructions on the Samsung Health Monitor app.
  3. Wear your Galaxy Watch on the same wrist as during the calibration and make sure the strap is snug, then measure your blood pressure
  4. Review your blood pressure measurements

Meanwhile, for the ECG reading feature, Samsung said that the Galaxy Watch5 series is built with an ECG sensor and that users can use the Samsung Health Monitor ECG app to create, record, save, and export ECG data. Here’s how to use the feature on the smartwatch:

  1. Pair your Galaxy Watch with the Galaxy smartphone
  2. Wear the Galaxy Watch snugly on your wrist
  3. Open the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy Watch
  4. To take an ECG reading, rest your fingertip of the opposite hand lightly on the Galaxy Watch’s top button for 30 seconds
  5. The ECG data is synced to the paired Galaxy smartphone where a PDF report is created

Samsung also clarified that for the Galaxy Watch5 series to work optimally, users are recommended to follow these important, detailed instructions on how to set up and calibrate their Galaxy Watch, Galaxy smartphone and Samsung Health Monitor app.  

Additionally, the Galaxy Watch5 series can be sued to measure Body Composition as well. This shows you your body fat percentage, muscle mass, and body water percentage. So, what do you guys think of these health-tracking features on the smartwatch? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for more trending tech news.