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How to use the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series’ BP and ECG monitoring features

A new update to the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series adds support for blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring. Here’s how you can enable both features!

To enable the blood pressure monitoring feature, install the Samsung Health Monitor application onto your Galaxy smartphone and connect it to your compatible Galaxy Watch. You then need to calibrate it with a traditional cuff. You can then tap on the blood pressure anytime, anywhere.

The Galaxy Watch5 measures blood pressure through pulse wave analysis, which is tracked with the Heart Rate Monitoring sensors. The program then records the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure. Once the calibration and set-up process is completed, you can access this information and export measurements to PDF.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

Meanwhile, the ECG function works by recording the heart’s electrical activity via a sensor on the compatible Samsung Galaxy Watch5 smartwatch. All you need to do is open your Samsung Health Monitor app while seated comfortably and ensure the watch is fitted firmly to your wrist. Next, rest your forearm on a flat surface and lightly place a fingertip from the opposite hand on the top button on the smartwatch for 30 seconds.

The app will then measure your heart rate and rhythm, which will be displayed as either a Sinus Rhythm (a normal, regular heartbeat) or AFib (when the heart beats irregularly). You can also export this data to PDF.

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